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Huntsman and Menendez were among some 300 candidates to try out for HuffPost Live out of a pool of more than 600 applicants, said Josanne Lopez, executive producer of HuffPost Live and a veteran TV-news talent scout who, in her previous job at CNN, had been lobbying the network to pick up Menendez and other fresh young things. (She was in Will Cain's corner, too, lucky for him.)(1)
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.
HuffPost is rolling out a new blog template in two weeks that will allow every reporter in the organization to maintian his or her own personal blog as a supplement to their usual beat-reporting for the site. Which they are also, lightly so far, encouraged to do.(1)
Ken Lerer, a cofounder of The Huffington Post, will join some usual suspects in a new video news venture, which today revealed its executive team and its name after months operating in stealth mode.
"We're seeing a lot of traction on the sales front," Todd Haskell, a Times advertising executive who oversees fashion and mobile, said, noting that Fashion Week has historically "always been good for business, but probably in the last few years it's become even more important."
The magazine, O'Brien announced during a companywide meeting Wednesday afternoon, has switched to an unpaid model.
“’HuffPost Live’ is all about engagement and making the HuffPost community an integral part of the dynamic, ongoing conversation that will be the heart and soul of the network,” said Arianna Huffington in a statement “And we wanted to have a launch as innovative as the project itself, as opposed to a traditional top-down approach. ‘HuffPost Live 3,2,1…’ allows us to reach out to our community members and begin a dialogue with them about what kind of network they want to be part of, as well as what kind of stories they want to talk about.”
"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."
Roy Sekoff, Huffington Post's founding editor and a top lieutenant of the site's matriarch, Arianna Huffington, ran the meetings in which he also announced some of talent recently recruited for the venture. He named former Al Jazeera English co-host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (whose hiring was previously reported by Ad Age) , but added to the ist Alicia Menendez, the daughter of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, who is a co-host of “Power Play” on SiriusXM Cristina Radio and a contributor to NBCLatino.com; and Marc Lamont Hill, a Columbia University professor and former Fox News analyst.(1)
Arianna Huffington says she's 'very happy' to be owned by AOL, but doesn't deny rumor she wants to buy her site back
"Listen, The Huffington Post is growing explosively," Huffington told Henry Blodget in an interview during Business Insider's Startup 2012 conference, "so obviously there are private equity people who are interested, but I'm very happy, [AOL chief executive] Tim Armstrong is very happy, and we keep unlocking HuffPost value because all is good."
'Experts' slug it out on issues of the day for the votes of the masses with Huffington Post's new debate feature [Updated]
As it's been described to Capital, vertical editors will be responsible for recruiting bloggers to contribute opposing arguments on a given subject on a given day. Readers then vote on which blogger made the more compelling case, and the winner is the one with the most votes. The whole thing gets packaged into a slick interactive package.
A change at the top of The Huffington Post's business desk: More of Peter Goodman on the 'middle class'
Goodman notified his staff this morning that he is moving into more of a full-time writing and reporting role, Capital has learned, though he will remain executive business editor in title and will continue to supervise the coverage from a big-picture standpoint. For the time being, Neil Katz, The Huffington Post's executive news editor, will oversee the day-to-day coverage and manage individual writers' beats.
As is so often the case in these sorts of amicable partings between high-powered in-house public-relations types and their former firms, his first big client is The Huffington Post.
Patch sites in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina are not just lucky to have the primaries; they were formed in anticipation of them as a strategic maneuver after the $315 million acquisition of The Huffington Post by AOL, which owned Patch. Fineman worked on integrating the two brands: The Huffington Post was to continue its successful run as an aggregator of content and also engage in an aggressive build-up of reporters and editors responsible for breaking original stories on the site, which now includes hundreds of bylines and satellite offices around the world; Patch was a network of hyperlocal websites in 850 communities across the country.(1)