Ben Goggin is the weekend editor at Insider Inc., where he oversees the weekend teams for Business Insider and Insider. When he's not editing breaking news, he covers culture, politics, technology, the internet, extremism, and media.
At Business Insider, Ben has covered the media layoffs of the last few years. He broke the stories of both rounds of GateHouse Media layoffs in 2019, and drove the conversation around Mic's layoffs with his article exploring potential union busting.
Ben's Business Insider investigation into Facebook's algorithm that predicts suicidality is cited in forthcoming articles in the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics and the Yale Journal of Law & Technology.
Before he was at Insider, Ben wrote an investigative feature for Vice about the racial imbalance in the legal marijuana industry and uncovered corporate buyouts of Oakland's coveted equity licenses.
Ben was also culture editor at Inverse and news editor at Digg. At Inverse, Ben edited culture stories and wrote features including his interview with an undocumented Guatemalan teen and his piece on victims of TanaCon. At Digg, Ben was responsible for news coverage. Ben led Digg's 2016 election coverage, which was cited in The New York Times, among other outlets.