Jules Darmanin

very online reporter

Jules darmanin

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Based in Paris, online since forever, I write and investigate on various topics, making the most of social media and online resources. For the French bureau of BuzzFeed News, I have published several investigations while covering social news on a daily basis. I also work with BuzzFeed News' many international offices, helping foreign colleagues make sense of French news or co-editing my translated work.

I specialize in online investigations (OSINT), debunking, social news and online culture. After two years teaching fact-checking at Sciences Po, I’m becoming a student again at NYU’s Studio 20, starting September 2019.



Coordinator, FactcheckEU, Paris

March 2019 - July 2019

I oversaw the FactcheckEU project, coordinating 19 outlets in 13 countries, fact-checking the European parliamentary election. Tasks included translation management, editorial oversight and coordinating fact-checkers on collaborative stories.

Freelance reporter, Paris

August 2018 - Today

I wrote pieces on online advertisement for Le Monde and Numerama in France. I also freelanced as a fixer and reporter for BuzzFeed News’ American newsroom. I’ve also done fact-checking and research for its investigation team.

Reporter, BuzzFeed News, Paris

March 2016 - August 2018

Starting as a social news reporter, I've done a lot of debunking on BuzzFeed News and for the BF-affiliated account @verifie. I've also written on internet culture (online harassment, far-right and anti-feminist communities), and published investigations, focusing on publicly available data, with topics ranging from migrant policies to allegations of sexual offences.

Social Media Editor, LeFigaro.fr, Paris

January 2016 - March 2016

A short stint during which I launched the first Snapchat account for a French news outlet. I was also doing the bread-and-butter work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and monitoring all of those for Le Figaro's newsroom. 

Tech Reporter, Le Figaro (Online and print editions), Paris

November 2014 - December 2015

For a year, I covered Silicon Valley news and online culture for a French mainstream audience, from cybersecurity to French teenage meme culture. 


I work in French and English.
I can read Italian.
I have notions of Korean.


Korean cultural wave
Italian cuisine
Niche online communities



LA Sorbonne, Paris
Master degree in innovative Journalism - 2015

Master's thesis on the influence of Snapchat on mobile journalism.

Lycée masséna and University of Nice
Prep school in the humanities - 2013

Public French undergraduate program, preparing for elite graduate schools. I graduated with two bachelor degrees in French literature and philosophy.