Press release | BuzzFeed News
BuzzFeed News, a world-class, Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization, today announced that Karolina Waclawiak will serve as the news outlet’s editor-in-chief. As the first female editor of BuzzFeed News, Waclawiak brings more than 14 years of editorial experience leading the news organization and previously served as culture editor and director of news development for BuzzFeed Studios. .
Throughout her career, Waclawiak has overseen and edited several articles that have been nominated for and won prestigious journalism awards, including several National Magazine Awards. His inspiring editorial vision, deep understanding of pop culture and the internet, extensive management experience, and unique perspective from his time working with BuzzFeed Studios, will strengthen BuzzFeed News and lead the organization into a new chapter as most trusted source of information for millennials and generations. Z Readers, with over 68 million unique readers worldwide.
“BuzzFeed News has become a trusted news brand because we never told our audience about the things that entertained them, whether it was the epic battle between the Kardashians and Blac ChynaWhere Tiffany Pollard’s New Life as Meme Queen. And we listened to comments from right-wing figures like Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopolous seriously before other media,” BuzzFeed News editor Karolina Waclawiak said. “We have the opportunity to provide readers with crucial context and analysis of the stories that dominate their online spaces while explaining why it matters to a wider audience. And we can do that while being a little chaotic too. (Very chaotic).
Along with his editorial vision, Waclawiak brings extensive experience in studio development. As a six-year veteran of BuzzFeed, she’s worked company-wide on Hollywood studio projects, including two recent documentary projects:The Rise and Fall of LuLaRoe” and “Once upon a time in Londongrad“, both based on BuzzFeed News reporting. Waclawiak will continue to work alongside BuzzFeed Studios to bring groundbreaking journalism to life in Hollywood. As Editor-in-Chief, she will continue to guide writers and editors in crafting such stories and will work with Rich Reid and the team at BuzzFeed Studios to develop them.
Waclawiak is the author of the novels“Life events, how to get into the Twin Palms” and “The invaders.” Formerly Associate Editor of The Believer, she joined BuzzFeed News in 2016.
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