Jules Darmanin

very online reporter

Jules darmanin

(I also work with Photoshop)

(I also work with Photoshop)



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 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'm specializing in online investigations (OSINT), debunking, social news and online culture. I work in French and English. I'm also teaching debunking and online investigative techniques at the journalism school of Sciences Po.



Reporter, BuzzFeed News, Paris

March 2016 - Today

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. 



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.