NEW YORK, June 18, 2012 – The New York Times and BuzzFeed announced today that they will collaborate as part of expanded video coverage of the Democratic and Republican national conventions on NYTimes.com.
Following the successful launch of TimesCast Politics last month, a twice-weekly live show devoted to the 2012 campaign, NYTimes.com plans to present a robust on-line video report during both conventions, including expanded live segments with New York Times reporters and editors. There will also be expanded video segments featuring Times Opinion writers and columnists.
The convention video coverage will also include segments featuring Ben Smith, editor in chief of BuzzFeed, and members of his political team. Additionally, The Times will collaborate with Smith and his staff on segments for TimesCast Politics in the months leading up to the conventions.
“We think BuzzFeed’s energy and keen ear for how political stories play out in the social sphere will be a valuable and interesting contribution to The Times’s video presence,” said Jim Roberts, assistant managing editor of The New York Times. “We are thrilled to work with such a respected news organization as The New York Times, and one that understands and values online reporting,” said Smith.
BuzzFeed, Ashley McCollum, Ashley.McCollum@buzzfeed.com
New York Times, Danielle Rhoades Ha, Danielle.Rhoades-Ha@nytimes.com
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