Poynter's socially savvy Sam Kirkland is off to join the BuzzFeed News app team. Until recently Poynter's digital media fellow, Kirkland's focus on mobile and social media trends should make him a perfect fit with his new newsroom.
"An important @BuzzFeedNews App hiring update: delighted to welcome @samkirkla to the team," announces News app editor Stacy-Marie Ishmael.
"Airplane mode is now off and oh hi Twitter. So excited to join @noahchestnut and @s_m_i's awesome @BuzzFeedNews app team," Kirkland shares on Twitter.
"They are so lucky to have you," responds Poynter colleague Kristen Hare.
Brandon Wall with the Chicago Sun-Times chimes in, "you are the original apptrepreneur after all. Very excited to see what comes out of that shop."
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