BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith December Speaker
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 12PM
The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South
In case you have not yet heard of Ben Smith our speaker on Tuesday, December 17, get ready. He is one of the most talented editors and writers on the cutting edge of journalism. He is BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief.
Since joining the company in January 2012, Smith has built a newsroom of more than 100 reporters and editors, led expansion of twenty content verticals and built teams across the world. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed’s coverage has grown to include politics, business, investigative reporting, longform journalism and entertainment while growing the site’s traffic to over 80 million monthly unique visitors.
Smith was called “one of the most talented and admired scoop-mongers in the game” by The New Republic, named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” and featured as Fortume’s “40 Under 40″ for his work at BuzzFeed. He is a regular contributor on MSNBC.
Prior to BuzzFeed, Smith was the senior political writer for Politico from 2007 to 2011, where he wrote a daily blog that Time Magazine named as one of the “Five Essential Blogs in 2010.” Before Politico, he wrote a column and a blog for the New York Daily News, started New York’s first political blog, The Politicker, for the New York Observer, as well as the political site, Room Eight, after working as City Hall Bureau Chief for the New York Sun. Smith has written for many leading publications including the Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, The New York Post and The New Republic.
He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale University with a degree in linguistics. He was born and raised in Manhattan, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
Reservations required. Call the Silurians line at (212) 532-0887 or e-mail Betsy Ashton. Checks should be made out to Society of Silurians or if paying by cash, please try to have exact change. $45 for members. $50 for Guests. (The Players prices have risen, forcing our slight increase.) While members may bring guests, only a member may make a reservation. If bringing a guest, please indicate the guest’s name.
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Noon, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 The Players. 16 Gramercy Park South