Ben Huh (BSJ99), CEO / Founder of Cheezburger, To Discuss The Future of Journalism
Jan. 20, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. ---
Huh (BSJ99), the CEO and founder of Cheezburger, a network of more than 50
websites, will speak at Medill on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Next 5 Years of Journalism Vs. The Next 25 Years in Journalism: What Will Be
Different? What Will Be The Same,” will be held at 3p.m. in Fisk Hall 111 on
Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.
event is free and open to the public.
is the CEO and founder of Cheezburger. He's a former journalist-turned-dot-com
entrepreneur who has a knack for nailing the zeitgeist and has been credited
with bringing Internet memes to the mainstream and popularizing Internet
culture. The success of Cheezburger is attributed to Huh’s knowledge of memes,
viral content, and crowd sourcing.
purchased his first website, I Can Has Cheezburger, a blog featuring humorous
photos of animals with funny captions, in 2007. Today, Cheezburger is a
conglomeration of more than 50 websites that serve more than 20 million
visitors a month and received $30 million in venture capital in 2011. His goal
for the websites is simple: make the world happy for five minutes a day.
is also working on the Moby Dick Project, an initiative to rethink the way
media presents news online.
see a typical day in the life of Ben Huh, visit
our slideshow from the current Medill
Huh on Twitter @benhuh.
Medill was founded in 1921 and
offers programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications. It
teaches new techniques essential in today's digital world. Medill is leading
the way in training a new generation of multimedia journalists and integrated
marketing communications professionals. The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing
Communications at Northwestern University is
named after Joseph Medill, a newspaper man and former Mayor of Chicago.
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