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General Questions

Why should I support BuzzFeed News?

Posted by Buzzfeed News Membership Admin on

Reporting big stories with impact is simply time-consuming, expensive work. That’s why other newsrooms have cut back on journalism staff, while some have erected a paywall that means only those who can afford to pay get access to quality news. We’re determined not to let either of those happen here as we bring you fearless reporting on stories you care about, and keep our journalism free to all. Read more about BuzzFeed News here.

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What do BuzzFeed News members get?

Posted by David Parnes on

Our members help us provide quality news and expose secrets that change lives. We’ll send you member-only emails about our biggest stories, impact we achieve together, and new projects. We’ll also ask for your feedback and ideas. If you join up front for a full year membership, we’ll send you a special gift annually.

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Are you going to charge to view your articles?

Posted by David Parnes on

No. We were born of the open web, and reporting to the widest possible audience is in our DNA. As our CEO Jonah Peretti has stated time and again, paywalls are bad for democracy. We’re very focused on building a strong business around news, which includes advertising you see on our pages, exciting new shows on Twitter, Netflix, and Facebook, and support from our members.

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Where does money from BuzzFeed News members go?

Posted by David Parnes on

100% of the money we make in proceeds from members goes into BuzzFeed News. A lot goes into reporting the news: A staff of 250 reporters and editors and the offices they work in, plus travel, legal expenses, and security to support their reporting.

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