Northside Report

Taking place within the larger Northside Innovation festival — happening in the heart of North Williamsburg, Brooklyn on June 7-9, 2017, and bringing together a vibrant entrepreneurial community of startup founders, entrepreneurs, designers, journalists, VCs, developers, and more across three days of keynote talks, panels, master classes, immersive VR, and evening parties — Northside is thrilled to welcome The Intercept and BuzzFeed News for an entirely new track of talks taking place during the festival:

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Northside Report: You Are Fake News”: Truth, Lies, and Politics in the Age of Trump

This groundbreaking and news-making event created in collaboration with The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media, and BuzzFeed News, will take place on June 8th and 9th at the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, focused on the role of the media and the new rules of journalism in 2017.

Northside Report’s lineup will feature newsmakers and entertainers including The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill, Betsy Reed, and Mehdi Hasan, BuzzFeed News’ Ben Smith and Shani Hilton, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen, Recode Executive Editor Kara Swisher, Co-Founder of People For Bernie and Creator of #FeelTheBern Winnie Wong, First Look Media’s Anna Holmes, Instagram’s Head of Product Kevin Weil, and more.

Programming for the two-day event will range from conversations about Feminism in the Age of Trump to Surveillance, Extremism and Immigration in the Trump Era to The Business of News In the Age of Facebook. There will also be live musical performances, including  a performance from Himanshu “Heems” Suri (formerly of Das Racist), live tapings of BuzzFeed News’ See Something, Say Something podcast with host Ahmed Ali Akbar and the Intercepted podcast with host Jeremy Scahill. Programming will be live streamed via Facebook Live.





The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media, was launched in 2014 to provide an outlet for fearless, adversarial journalism. Our reporters have the editorial freedom to hold powerful institutions accountable, digging beneath the official lines to bring audiences the hidden truth. The Intercept’s award-winning coverage focuses on national security, politics, civil liberties, the environment, technology, criminal justice, media, and more. Regular contributors include co-founding editors Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill.




BuzzFeed News is a social news organization committed to impactful, informative journalism with more than 250 news staffers around the globe. Since launching in 2012, BuzzFeed News has become a global operation with offices in 11 countries including the U.S., UK, Australia, Germany, France, India, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Spain. We seek to be fair, fearless, and enterprising in our reporting, and believe that journalism at its best has an impact on its audience and on the world — whether it’s telling a story that would otherwise go untold, or changing the world at large through public policy.