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Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Tozzi’

Reporter Talks to Pulitzer Prize Winner from BuzzFeed’s ‘NoNoNoNo Cat Room’

Few media organizations get as jubilantly jiggy with the juxtaposition as BuzzFeed. And so, we applaud The Independent media editor Ian Burrell for mining that duality throughout his weekend piece on the Jonah Peretti juggernaut.

BuzzFeedNoNoCatIt’s not news that BuzzFeed’s Fifth Avenue headquarters have meeting rooms named after various page-view-tastic felines. What is news however is how jarring a backdrop this nomenclature can be when a visiting journalist dials up a certain company staffer:

There is the “Winston Bananas Room,” dedicated to a moggy with an extraordinary down-turned mouth, and I am sitting in a space dedicated to the “NoNoNoNo Cat” that I later observe on a YouTube clip that has had more than 10 million views. It was an experience I doubt I will ever forget. Look it up

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Lisa Tozzi Departs New York Times for BuzzFeed

Lisa Tozzi is joining BuzzFeed as its news director. Tozzi comes to BuzzFeed from The New York Times, where she had been for the past 13 years. Tozzi was most recently a deputy editor of the Times’ national desk.

“We’re in a unique place to combine boots on the ground reporting with a sophisticated understanding of how news is made and spreads on the social web,” said Ben Smith, BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief, in a statement. “Lisa is the perfect person to lead this: She’s an innovative web native with fast and sure news judgment learned at a great institution. We’re thrilled to watch her take our coverage to the next level and lead our talented team of reporters and editors.”

Tozzi begins May 13.