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Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.29.14
Fareed Zakaria Joins The Atlantic; BuzzFeed Fires Benny Johnson

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Don't Buzz Me, Bro: Another Major Plagiarist Bites the Dust - Posted 2 days, 19 hours ago
Why yes. He did go too far. In what has to be one of the worst trends in journalism today, another national reporter has been fired for plagiarism. This time, it was BuzzFeed's "Viral Politics" guy Benny Johnson... [PRNewser]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 7.27.14 - Posted 3 days ago
From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. GalleyCat Our Interview with Arianna Huffington... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: BuzzFeed Editor Fired for Plagiarism | Palin Launches Channel - Posted 3 days ago
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: BuzzFeed Editor Fired for Plagiarism | Palin Launches Channel - Posted 3 days ago
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

BuzzFeed Fires Staffer for 40 Instances of Plagiarism - Posted 4 days, 23 hours ago
It looks like the magic number was 40. BuzzFeed has decided to fire its viral politics editor, Benny Johnson, after finding that many instances of plagiarism in his work. In a note ... [Fishbowl NY]

BuzzFeed Fires Staffer for 40 Instances of Plagiarism - Posted 4 days, 23 hours ago
It looks like the magic number was 40. BuzzFeed has decided to fire its viral politics editor, Benny Johnson, after finding that many instances of plagiarism in his work. In a note ... [FishbowlNY]

Memo From BuzzFeed EiC Ben Smith - 'We've decided to let Benny Johnson go' - Posted 5 days, 7 hours ago
A note to editorial staff sent Friday evening from BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith announced that the website has parted ways with Benny Johnson - a viral politi... [PRNewser]

Memo From BuzzFeed EiC Ben Smith - 'We've decided to let Benny Johnson go' - Posted 5 days, 7 hours ago
A note to editorial staff sent Friday evening from BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith announced that the website has parted ways with Benny Johnson - a viral politi... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed's Ben Smith Reviewing Editor's Work Amid Plagiarism Accusations - Posted July 25, 2014
On Thursday, Washington and national media hit the ground running amid accusations that BuzzFeed viral politics editor Benny Johnson plagiarized writings. A ... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed is Totally Cool with Plagiarism [Updated] - Posted July 25, 2014
According to Gawker, BuzzFeed's viral politics editor Benny Johnson was caught plagiarizing material three different times. To make matters worse, Johnson copied material from Yahoo! Answers of all places. You would think this would warrant s... [Fishbowl NY]

BuzzFeed is Totally Cool with Plagiarism [Updated] - Posted July 25, 2014
According to Gawker, BuzzFeed's viral politics editor Benny Johnson was caught plagiarizing material three different times. To make matters worse, Johnson copied material from Yahoo! Answers of all places. You would think this would warrant s... [FishbowlNY]

Benny Johnson Learns Why You Should Not Photograph DC's 7 Ugliest Gov. Buildings - Posted July 18, 2014
On Wednesday, BuzzFeed's Benny Johnson shared with readers ... [FishbowlDC]

Washingtonian Wins the Summer with AT&T Best of Washington Party - Posted July 17, 2014
Last night at the National Building Museum, Washingtonian hosted its annual AT&T Best of Washington party, likely, the best event of the summer in DC. 'Best of' was Washingtonian's first major event under the helm of its ... [PRNewser]

Washingtonian Wins the Summer with AT&T Best of Washington Party - Posted July 17, 2014
Last night at the National Building Museum, Washingtonian hosted its annual AT&T Best of Washington party, likely, the best event of the summer in DC. 'Best of' was Washingtonian's first major event under the helm of its ... [FishbowlDC]

Supreme Court Rulings Ignite 'Running of the Interns' - Posted June 30, 2014
BuzzFeed Politics and Benny Johnson win the day with this afternoon's post on the annual tradition in DC known as the "Running of the Interns." Since cameras and recording equipment are banned within the Supre... [PRNewser]

Supreme Court Rulings Ignite 'Running of the Interns' - Posted June 30, 2014
BuzzFeed Politics and Benny Johnson win the day with this afternoon's post on the annual tradition in DC known as the "Running of the Interns." Since cameras and recording equipment are banned within the Supre... [FishbowlDC]

Bowties, Bowling, and Bourbon for BuzzFeed's Benny Johnson - Posted June 2, 2014
[caption id="attachment_127297" align="alignright" width="384"] Photo cred: Mrs. Dayspring[/caption] In celebration of BuzzFeed's Benny Johnson's 28th birthday, friends gathered for a surpr... [FishbowlDC]

Jefferson Book Party Toasts Arianna Huffington and Thrive - Posted May 16, 2014
Last night at The Jefferson, Constance Milstein, Gail MacKinnon and ... [PRNewser]

Jefferson Book Party Toasts Arianna Huffington and Thrive - Posted May 16, 2014
Last night at The Jefferson, Constance Milstein, Gail MacKinnon and ... [FishbowlDC]

Hanson on The Hill! Oh, and Also Reps. McCarthy and Pelosi... - Posted April 3, 2014
Last night at The Hamilton, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) were recognized with a GRAMMYs on th... [FishbowlDC]

TOTeS Fun at Taste of the South - Posted March 31, 2014
Cocktail dresses, cowboy boots, bourbon, and bow ties. That was the scene Saturday night at the Washington Hilton, where Hill staffers and press from the dirty South threw down and represented their home states. TOTS, as the kids call it, is Taste of the South - a ... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: Buzzfeed's Benny Johnson - Posted May 23, 2013
Not long ago, Buzzfeed's Benny Johnson put together a wonderful list featuring members of Congress and their animal lookalikes. While we don't have a list of "30 Animals That Look Like Benny Johnson," we did find one potential clone. Comedian Greg Proops was in town ear... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed Party Heats Up - Posted April 30, 2013
For its White House Correspondents' Dinner party, BuzzFeed brought its entire politics team to D.C., but one of its members was noticeably absent from the party. Andrew Kaczynski, the prolific tweeter and Internet video resurfacer, skipped ... [FishbowlDC]

National Journal Party Has Potty Issues - Posted April 29, 2013
By Eddie Scarry and Betsy Rothstein National Journal's pre-White House Correspondents' Dinner "Making News" party Friday could easily go down as one of this year's nicest, most well-planned parties in the coolest warehouse space we've seen in awhile. And maybe it will if attendees forget t... [FishbowlDC]

Sen. Gillibrand Boozes at BuzzFeed Q&A - Posted March 6, 2013
The audio was kind of a wreck but the second installment of BuzzFeed Brews, this time a Q&A with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), otherwise went just fine. Gillibrand is apparently unafraid to drink with the big boys. Literally, big boys. She gave the towering D.C. Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed Brews: 'It's Like a First Date' - Posted February 6, 2013
Asked to describe the idea behind "BuzzFeed Brews," John Stanton says, "It's like a first date. Get them a little drunk and relaxed so they can talk about things people don't normally hear them talk about." Stanton is the Washington... [FishbowlDC]

For a Fun Time at D.C. BuzzFeed, Call Benny - Posted December 18, 2012
BuzzFeed has hired yet another employee for its Washington bureau. It's Benny Johnson who will purportedly be an "exciting addition" and who will "bring a lot fun" to the D.C. Bureau. He... [FishbowlDC]

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