Ben Smith

The Ethics of Leaks

By Features July 6, 2017

When longtime investigative journalist David Cay Johnston received two pages of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return in the mailbox of his home in Rochester, New York in March, there were plenty of ways to trace who leaked it … Read more

The Joy of Scrolling

By Live @ Lippmann July 16, 2014

When Ben Smith joined BuzzFeed as editor in chief in 2012, the site was better known for cute cat videos and fun lists than for serious journalism. Over the past two years, he’s hired more than 150 reporters and editors; … Read more