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Ben Smith

Nominated in Journalist

About Ben Smith

While there are a lot of journalists on Twitter, few have the kind of breadth of knowledge and insight that Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith brings to the table. His combination of insider access with a distanced off-the-beltway approach to understanding the news of the day makes him a valuable follower for any media junkie. 2019 was full of hits for Ben. Some highlights from the year include a glowing Esquire profile that highlighted his work at Buzzfeed and a must-read breakdown of what’s going on behind the scenes at the New York Times. With a huge election year on the horizon, Ben Smith is sure to be one of the more impactful follows on Twitter.