Ben Smith leaving New York Times, says he wants to reach 200 million ‘college educated’ audience

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Ben Smith is leaving the New York Times as its star media columnist after joining the paper in 2020. 

Smith, who previously served as editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News, is set to launch a “global news start-up” with Justin Smith (no relation), who is similarly stepping down as CEO of Bloomberg Media. 

“There are 200 million people who are college educated, who read in English, but who no one is really treating like an audience, but who talk to each other and talk to us,” Ben Smith told the Times on Tuesday. “That’s who we see as our audience.”

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Details regarding his new business venture are currently vague, but Ben Smith told the paper both he and Justin Smith “planned to build a global newsroom that broke news and experimented with new formats of storytelling.”

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