Indian American journalist Megha Rajagopalan won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize on Friday for her coverage of China’s detention camps in Xinjiang.
The recognition: Rajagopalan won the award for International Reporting with Alison Killing and Christo Buschek for BuzzFeed News, the first for the website since its founding in 2012.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated with a response from Buzzfeed.
Last week, Buzzfeed announced that they would be laying off 15% of their staff — over 200 employees — to help the company turn a profit. The process was staggered over a period of several days, causing panic within the company over the fate of the staffer’s job status.
BuzzFeed Tasty, the popular Instagram account for quick meals and procrastination, recently released a video detailing how to make pho, a popular Vietnamese soup, and viewers had a lot to say in the comments.
South Korea’s crucial college entrance exam, known as College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), has gained international fame for being notoriously difficult.
Described as “the chance to make or break one’s future,” the exam has been praised for its efficiency, meritocratic factors, and high international results. The results of the challenging CSAT exam determine which university the student will enter.
Asian YouTuber Chris Warski is not happy with an old BuzzFeed video.
Titled “26 Questions Asians Have For White People,” the 2015 clip featured BuzzFeed’s resident Asians who raised “common” questions for white people about media, culture and language, among others.