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Ben Mathis-Lilley is an American journalist and the chief news blogger of Slate's news section, The Slatest.[1] He was formerly a contributor to Slate.


Mathis-Lilley worked at New York, where he began as an editorial assistant in 2004. While at New York, his tasks included overseeing "The Approval Matrix," a feature humorously graphing multiple things in regards to two qualities.[2] in June 2012, he was hired by BuzzFeed, where he served as the website's sports editor until his firing in March 2014.[3][4] He began contributing to Slate the same year.


  1. ^ "Ben Mathis-Lilley". Slate.
  2. ^ Kamer, Foster (2012-06-06). "BuzzFeed's Latest Hire: New York Magazine's Approval-Matrix Making Ben Mathis-Lilley". New York Observer.
  3. ^ Bhuiyan, Johana (2014-03-05). "Buzzfeed fires sports editor Ben Mathis-Lilley". Politico.
  4. ^ Lyall, Sarah (2013-10-21). "Maker of Animated GIFs Waits for Offbeat Moments". The New York Times.