Tim O'Brien leaves The Huffington Post; editor was a driving force in the site's pursuit of 'capital J' journalism
Tim O'Brien, executive editor of The Huffington Post and Arianna Huffington's main deputy in the newsroom, is leaving the site to work on his next book.
The magazine, O'Brien announced during a companywide meeting Wednesday afternoon, has switched to an unpaid model.
"It's basically the difference between a one-night stand and a long getaway when you want to get to know someone really intimately," she said, drawing laughter from the few hundred party-goers gathered on the greenhouse-like rooftop of The Gramercy Park Hotel, where Huffington and her staff were feting Huffington., or, as Huffington called it, "Huffington period."
"Certainly from the beginning we wanted to do something that felt like a print magazine," said Klenert. "We've started smart, small and nimble and we'll grow from there." "A weekly felt a nice compromise to the frenetic rush of a daily and the detachment of a monthly, so we could be on the news but not necessarily just of the news," said O'Brien. "We felt this was a nice counterpart to the web experience we offer readers."