“To make up for some of the loss in manpower, BuzzFeed will lean more heavily on unpaid contributors and editorial fellows to make quizzes, sources said. This year, BuzzFeed will resurrect a fellowships program, but in an expanded form. Fellowships will last 12 months instead of three, and the number of fellows BuzzFeed plans to hire – up to a dozen, one source familiar with the matter said – represents a substantial increase from previous years. Though it’s unlikely those fellows will be tasked with producing hard news, they will be expected to produce a lot of the personality-focused content that BuzzFeed has long been synonymous with.”

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