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The Huffington Post launches an e-book

Editors Weblog – 2011-09-08

When the name of The Huffington Post is evoked, many people's first thought is of unpaid bloggers and aggregated content - which makes many journalists slightly unsettled. Yet The Huffington Post has...

The Huffington Post releases first e-book

The Bookseller – 2011-09-08

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 08:43 The Huffington Post has turned digital publisher, releasing its first e-book, A People's History of the Great Recession by...

Huffington Post publishes its first e-book, with plans for more

Poynter. – 2011-09-07

The Huffington Post breaks into the e-book business today with “A People’s History of the Great Recession,” based on reporter Arthur Delaney’s blogging about economic hardship. With this,...

Huffington Post suspends a writer for over-aggregation

Editors Weblog – 2011-07-12

The Huffington Post is again getting attention over the treatment of its writers. After Ad Age's Simon Demunco wrote about how the Huffington Post had used Ad Age's content but failed to drive...

Blogger Files Class Action Against Huffington Post Over Pay

Digital Media Wire – 2011-04-13

New York - A Huffington Post blogger has filed a class action lawsuit against the company, seeking $105 million in compensation for the thousands of unpaid contributors to the site. Jonathan Tasini,...

Arianna Huffington and Tim Armstrong: king and queen of content

Guardian – 2011-03-25

The founder of the Huffington Post and her new boss plan to reinvent AOL through quality journalismThe original plan had been just to interview Tim Armstrong – the all-American, broad-shouldered,...

What differentiates a working journalist from a mere blogger? The Huffington Post bloggers debate continues...

Editors Weblog – 2011-03-21

In the debate about how the Huffington Post treats its bloggers who write for free, which was sparked by AOL's $315 million purchase of the site, another argument has been introduced: bloggers aren't...

AOL Gets A Huffington Post Makeover

EContent Magazine – 2011-03-11

Posted in ArticleI’ve been curious about the direction AOL and the Huffington Post would take their new joint venture following last-month’s headline-grabbing merger announcement. With AOL...

Arianna Huffington's AOL deal sparks accusations of a political sell-out

Guardian – 2011-02-27

The Huffington Post website made her the heroine of America's left, but critics say she failed to pay bloggers and used items generated by other news organisationsArianna Huffington has long reigned...

Arianna Huffington Does Not Despise Children

The New York Observer – 2011-02-18

As we reported Monday, Arianna Huffington spoke last weekend at a Columbia Spectator journalism awards dinner and casually offered everyone in the room a job. While we're not sure she'll get back to...

Arianna Huffington: 'I believe in little legions'

Guardian – 2011-02-16

The $315m sale of the Huffington Post to AOL is a great deal for its founder – but what about the unpaid bloggers who made it a success?Although Arianna Huffington has achieved worldwide fame as an...

Will a UK content site ever sell for as much as the Huffington Post?

Guardian – 2011-02-14

In a thriving ecosystem, investors are still ready to back original content sites that stand out from the crowdThe cash handed over by AOL for the Huffington Post, and before that for the technology...

Arianna Huffington: The cheque's in the Post

Guardian – 2011-02-13

The Huffington Post creator has been an 'It Girl', a hardcore Republican and a liberal figurehead. Now, thanks to AOL, she is reinventing herself as a corporate titanLast week, Arianna Huffington...

Huffington's bank manager is happy, but will AOL be?

Guardian – 2011-02-13

Even with $315m in her pocket, can Arianna Huffington work her magic on the lumbering monster that is AOL?It's a question of culture and spirit, not corporate heft. Arianna Huffington may be Empress...

Internal Memo: Arianna Huffington

The New York Observer – 2011-02-09

I come from Greece, the land of Zeus. What sprang full-born from my skull has now fetched $315 million. Now, like the Queens of Minos, I will rule an empire, an empire of content. The Internet is a...

Huffington Post sale: 'I want to stay for ever, I want this to be my last act'

Guardian – 2011-02-08

Arianna Huffington springs a surprise by pledging her liberal news website's future to a merger with US internet giantArianna Huffington says she has found her "last act". The Greek-born Cambridge...

AOL to Acquire The Huffington Post for $315 Million

Digital Media Wire – 2011-02-08

New York - AOL (NYSE: AOL) announced on Monday that it will acquire The Huffington Post, the six-year-old news site co-founded by Arianna Huffington, for $315 million. "We believe in brands, quality...

Huffington Post: AOL takes a gamble

Guardian – 2011-02-08

AOL's new chief executive Tim Armstrong wants to bet the future of his digital business on journalismHow we want to run down AOL, and how unwise it is to do so. Somewhere in the folk memory of AOL...

AOL-Huffington Post deal: don't be snarky; it's the future of news

Guardian – 2011-02-07

You can bring up Time Warner, you can call Arianna Huffington a socialite made good - but this sort of supercilious thinking misses the pointHow we want to run down AOL, and how unwise it is to do...

Arianna Huffington: profile of the multimillion-dollar blogger

Guardian – 2011-02-07

Greek-born author, who has sold the Huffington Post to AOL, set up website after failed bid to be governor of CaliforniaLess than six years after co-founding her eponymous news website, Arianna...

Huffington Post sale: who gets the $315m?

Guardian – 2011-02-07

Arianna Huffington's decision to sell to AOL means that some shareholders must be sitting on very large returns as the company has received just $37m in fundingThe $315m (£195m) acquisition of the...

Arianna Huffington Removed From Commercial Airplane for Questioning

The New York Observer – 2011-01-11

Liberal aggregator Arianna Huffington and another flier were removed from a commercial United Airlines plane for questioning after it touched down at La Guardia, reports the New York Post.

Huffington, AP's Curley to Speak at NNA Government Affairs Conference This Week

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-15

The National Newspaper Association (NNA), the principal organization for community newspapers, has attracted a line-up of prominent media and government figures to its 49th annual Government Affairs...

Tools Of Change: Publishing Conference Looks To The Future Of Books, Features Arianna Huffington, Ray Kurzweil

The Huffington Post – 2010-02-24

Even a cold pouring rain couldn't hold down attendance at O'Reilly Media's fourth annual Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, held once again at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan. Sold...

Huffington Site Starts Project to Investigate the Economy

New York Times – 2009-03-30

The new group would have an initial budget of $1.75 million, estimated to be enough for 10 staff journalists who would coordinate coverage with freelancers.

Jon Friedman's Media Web: Why Obama's new best friend is Huffington Post

Market Watch – 2009-02-20

How did Huffington Post, a Web site featuring bloggers who lean overtly to the left, become President Barack Obama’s new best friend in the media? to Provide Content to Huffington Post World

Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-12-09 has partnered with The Huffington Post to provide content, including articles, photography and video, to the Huffington Post’s newly launched World section.

Huffington Post secures $25m funding$

Times Online – 2008-12-01

The Huffington Post, the American news and opinion website, has secured $25 million of funding from a venture capital firm.$

New, old media good for each other, Huffington says

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-28

New media and old can clash and crowd each other out, but blogger extraordinaire Arianna Huffington argues in a new book that the two worlds are rapidly joining together to bring out the best in...

AOL Prepping New Weekly iPad Magazine Called 'Huffington'

Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-20

At a conference in London today, David Shing, AOL’s “digital prophet” (actually his title), expressed a strong view on the superiority of websites over app-based...

Is the Huffington Post a Newspaper?

Slate – 2012-04-19

This year’s Pulitzer Prizes, announced Monday, broke with tradition by honoring two primarily online publications, Politico and the Huffington Post. The prizes were restricted to print newspapers...

Janet Balis becomes first publisher of Huffington Post Media Group

Poynter. – 2012-05-24

Janet Balis becomes first publisher of Huffington Post Media Group (Jason Del Ray/Ad Age)

The Huffington Post Wants to Help Brands Create Their Own Content Sites

Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-23

The Huffington Post is expanding the way it works with brands in an effort to cash in on the popular brand-as-publisher trend, Ad Age has learned. The company, part of AOL, has been talking to ad...

Media Decoder Blog: Huffington Post Introduces Its Online Magazine

The New York Times – 2012-06-13

The digital publication, with content distinct from the Web site, is supposed to replicate the Sunday magazine experience.

Huffington Post Introduces Its Online Magazine

Editor & Publisher – 2012-06-13

The Huffington Post, which has methodically spread its wings from juicy gossip about Salma Hayek’s cleavage and pointed political commentary to a Pulitzer Prize-winning 10-part series on...

AOL doubles down on Web-to-magazine model with launch of ‘Huffington’ for iPad

Poynter. – 2012-06-14

New York Times | Mashable | Capital New York This free preview issue of Huffington magazine will come out Thursday. The Huffington Post launches an iPad magazine on… Read more

AOL Kills News, Launches 'Huffington'

AdWeek – 2012-06-15

As AOL closes one door, another opens. Yesterday, AOL unceremoniously stuck a fork in the official AOL News property only a day before the launch of 'Huffington', AOL's iPad magazine...

Huffington: Smart experiment, or old-media mistake?

GigaOM – 2012-06-15

Huffington Post now looks less like a blog network and more like a traditional media entity, having launched its own weekly digital magazine for the iPad -- but is launching a subscription app a...

The Media Equation: Huffington Magazine Continues Digital Media’s Incursion

The New York Times – 2012-06-18

Arianna Huffington speaking at the party last week for Huffington, the new iPad weekly magazine.

Huffington Magazine: Politico's Newsroom Is 'The Hunger Games'

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-06-22

The Huffington Post's new iPad magazine Huffington has hit the proverbial newsstands with a very fun, incestuous read on the inner-workings of Politico. We're calling it...

The Huffington Post Also Got Snookered By Wall Street Journal Fabricator

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-07-06

Yalie Liane Membis got a lot of attention for making up people and quotes during her very brief Wall Street Journal internship, but it turns out she fabricated during her college writing career too,...

Unsurprisingly, Huffington Post Makes Its Tablet Magazine Free

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-03

With an enormous website full of free content every day, it seems that asking readers to pay 99 cents per issue for a tablet magazine from Huffington Post always did seem like an incongruity, which...

Huffington iPad mag stops charging, renewing concern about readers’ willingness to pay

Poynter. – 2012-08-03

Capital New York | GigaOM The Huffington Post’s new weekly iPad magazine — originally priced at 99 cents / $1.99 a month / $19.99 a year — is dropping its price to zero after...

Huffington Makes Her Tablet Magazine Free, After Five Issues

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-03

When The Huffington Post launched its weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, a month and a half ago, executive editor Tim O'Brien explained why they had decided to make it a paid product at 99 cents...

How the Huffington Post handles 70+ million comments a year

Poynter. – 2012-10-23

The Huffington Post has accumulated more than 70 million comments so far this year, far surpassing the 2011 total of 54 million. To take a single example, its post (the first published) with the...

Huffington Post Loses Executive Editor Tim O'Brien

AdWeek – 2013-02-20

Arianna's right hand is out at The Huffington Post. Huffington announced today via company memo that Tim O'Brien, executive editor of the online publisher, will be leaving the site to work...

Struggling for Ad Support, Huffington Mag Looks Past iPad

AdWeek – 2013-05-27

When The Huffington Post’s weekly iPad magazine Huffington transitioned from a pay model to free last August, advertising was intended to sustain the tablet-native title, as consumers had...

Face Up: Huffington

Folio Magazine – 2013-08-29

MAGSTATS Issue: July 28, 2013Frequency: Weekly Launched: June 2012Circ: 600,000 (Free iPad)Editor: John MontorioDesign: Josh KlenertPublishing Company: The Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington and Heather Reisman become first honourees of Women's Brain Health Initiative

CNW – 2013-09-11

Media and publishing icons become inaugural members of Hope-Knot 100 Club at Toronto fundraiser supporting research into women's aging brain health, dementia and Alzheimer's disease TORONTO, S...

Huffington Post CEO Jimmy Maymann on how the network will break even globally this year - Advertising Week New York video

Guardian – 2013-09-27

The chief executive tells Mark Sweney that Buzzfeed isn't the only publisher banking on a video strategy and explains why the rise of Mail Online isn't something that keeps him awake at nightMark...

Huffington takes on Sandberg in new book

The Bookseller – 2013-12-03

W H Allen has bought a new book by Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington. The title is said...

Best Books 2013: The Huffington Post Canada's Picks For Literature This Year

The Huffington Post – 2013-12-13

Amidst the many "best of the year" lists that emerge in December, probably the most useful one has to be the "best books" list. After all, TV and movies both get plenty of attention through the...

Huffington Photo Issue 2013: The Year In Images

The Huffington Post – 2013-12-18

Huffington's year-end double issue presents the biggest news of the 2013, all through the prism of photography. It covers key categories, from national and international news to entertainment and...

Huffington Issue 85: Egypt's Reset, Outrage Haters And More

The Huffington Post – 2014-01-22

In this week's issue of Huffington magazine, we look at Egypt three years after the revolution that ended the rule of Mubarak and seemingly launched a new era of democracy, only to find that the...

Arianna Huffington Partners With DonorsChoose For Her New Book

Fast Company – 2014-02-13

People who pre-order the book, Thrive, before March 25 will receive a DonorsChoose gift card equal to the book's list price.DonorsChoose, one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2014,...

Huffington Post UK Pursues 60-Second Political News Videos

Editor & Publisher – 2014-03-20

Huffington Post UK is the latest news outlet to make a move in the field of short-form video, announcing its commitment to a new 60-second "video news series". The minute-long videos, called...

Arianna Huffington interview 'I find stories everywhere'

The Guardian – 2014-03-30

Arianna Huffington has had a remarkable rise from poverty to become editor of the world's second-biggest news website, the Huffington Post. And as her new book shows, it has taken extraordinary...

Thrive Conference: Live Updates From Arianna Huffington & Mika Brzezinski's 2-Day Event

The Huffington Post – 2014-04-25

"The architecture of our lives is badly in need of renovation and repair," Arianna Huffington writes in her recently published New York Times bestseller, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining...

The Huffington Post on the rise of the viral editor

Digiday – 2014-08-19

Success on the web is all about testing, testing, testing. We spoke to the Huffington Post's Kate Palmer about the publisher’s tradition of experimentation, the rise of its viral editors and more....

The Huffington Post offers agencies content lessons

Digiday – 2014-10-13

In a twist on the publisher-agency partnership, The Huffington Post has teamed up with a creative agency, Leo Burnett. Here's why. The post The Huffington Post offers agencies content lessons...

In the Name of Content Marketing, Leo Burnett to Share Client Work With Huffington Post

Advertising Age – 2014-10-13

The rise of content marketing and native advertising occasionally makes for strange bedfellows, as in a recent alliance between ad agency Leo Burnett and digital publisher The Huffington Post, which...

Huffington Post's Buzasi to give FutureBook keynote

The Bookseller – 2014-10-24

Carla Buzasi, the Huffington Post UK’s founding editor-in-chief and now global chief content officer on trends business WGSN, is the third keynote speaker at FutureBook 2014, joining digital...

From Viral to Longform: Why the Huffington Post Has Set its Sights on Long Reads

Editor & Publisher – 2014-12-19

Longform journalism is a big priority at Huffington Post UK going into the new year, according to editor-in-chief Stephen Hull.   Speaking to, Hull said he believed 2015 would...

Three From The New Republic Join The Huffington Post

Editor & Publisher – 2015-01-12

Three former senior staff members at The New Republic, who were part of a mass exodus at the magazine late last year, have joined The Huffington Post.   The editors Greg Veis and Rachel Morris,...

Huffington Post UK appoints Paul Waugh to lead political coverage

The Guardian – 2015-02-13

Politics Home editor will take up new role after May’s general election as part HuffPost’s expansion of its political staffThe Huffington Post UK has appointed Paul Waugh, currently the editor of...

The Huffington Post Guide to International Expansion

Editor & Publisher – 2015-02-16

Digital publishers don’t get much more international than The Huffington Post. Its editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington, is Greek-American, CEO Jimmy Maymann is Danish, and...

The Huffington Post Is Hiring News Reporters

The Huffington Post – 2015-03-11

Location: New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney Position Type: Full Time About the Role: Do you live and breathe news and social media? As the world's most shared news publisher, we’re looking...

Journalism (Before the Huffington Post)

The Huffington Post – 2015-03-26

A few years ago a neighbor of mine presented me with an unusual gift-- the June 2, 1829 edition of The American Sentinel newspaper, published in Philadelphia by Jacob Frick and Company. The American...

The Huffington Post Is Hiring Front Page Editors

The Huffington Post – 2015-04-11

Location: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, or Sydney Position Type: Full Time About the Role: The Huffington Post is looking for news editors to publish stories, follow news, and write...

Arianna Huffington: “Fetishizing ‘social’ has become a major distraction” – 2015-06-01

Historians will review our virality-über-alles age & wonder what we were trying to do. Answer: not a hell of a lot

The Huffington Post Opens Citizen Journalism Video Network With BroadbandTV

Advertising Age – 2015-06-09

In 12 months, The Huffington Post hopes that 50% of the content on its site is video. To meet that mark the AOL-owned publisher is creating its own network of video creators as companies like...

Huffington Post Said To Break Even on $146 Million in Revenue Last Year

Advertising Age – 2015-07-01

The Huffington Post generated $146 million in revenue last year, according to a report in The New York Times Magazine. And yet the site failed to turn a profit, according to the story's author David...

Huffington Post chief vows to protect contributors to new Arabic offshoot

The Guardian – 2015-07-27

Arianna Huffington says her organisation will offer help for anyone persecuted for opinions published on the site which launched on MondayHuffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington has...

Steve Brill, Huffington Post introduce a 58,000-word ‘DocuSerial’

Poynter. – 2015-09-15

Screengrab from the Huffington Post investigative “DocuSerial” by Steve Brill.Journalist and media entrepreneur Steve Brill on Tuesday unveils what he deems a new journalistic genre, the...

How Code+Theory Is Redesigning The "Huffington Post" To Withstand The Next Decade

Fast Company – 2015-09-30

The goal is to be not so much future-proof, as future-compatible.Yesterday, Huffington Post CEO Jared Grusd announced at Advertising Week that the Post, the 10-year-old news aggregator and publishing...

Arianna Huffington outlines the next chapter of The Huffington Post’s overseas expansion

Digiday – 2015-11-24

The Huffington Post, which turned 10 in May, has 15 international editions -- but it's not about to rest on its laurels. The publisher's 75 editors-in-chief and business leaders from around the...

What Is Huffington Post Highline?

The Huffington Post – 2016-03-08

It's a new digital home for an old journalistic tradition. Think of it as a magazine that only runs cover stories—big, ambitious pieces intended to change the way you see the world or influence the...

Arianna Huffington And Evan Williams Get Real About Information Overload

The Huffington Post – 2016-03-12

Americans are struggling with information overload and the hidden costs of being perpetually “plugged in.” And there’s perhaps no one who feels this most acutely than the people who...

Arianna Huffington: from bedroom to boardroom with the Uber woman | Observer profile

The Guardian – 2016-05-01

Last week, the media operator and Huffington Post co-founder joined the board of the taxi giant. So how will the huge online news site reconcile this apparent conflict of interests?For a busy woman,...

Going long(er): The Huffington Post doubles down on longform journalism initiative

Poynter. – 2016-05-12

When The Huffington Post was getting ready to launch Highline last year, its editors weren't wringing their hands (publicly) about drawing tons of eyeballs to their stories. Greg Veis and Rachel...

The Huffington Post Stands By Its Reporting On Unaoil

The Huffington Post – 2016-05-16

Reuters published a piece today regarding The Huffington Post’s investigation of Unaoil. The Huffington Post stands by its reporting. The investigation uncovered more than 100,000 documents,...

Arianna Huffington: Sleep Deprivation Is The New Smoking

The Huffington Post – 2016-05-20

Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington appeared on Access Hollywood with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday morning to talk about her new book The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your...

The Huffington Post hacks a Snapchat button to drive followers from its website

Digiday – 2016-06-28

The Huffington Post has a new Snapchat button on its website, and it gives online visitors semi-easy access to its content on the messaging app. After a site redesign, a Snapchat logo started...

The Huffington Post’s midlife crisis

Digiday – 2016-08-15

The Huffington Post built a massive online audience by embracing traffic-building practices that other web publishers still follow today. The one-time internet news darling has lost its namesake...

How Huffington Post experiments with Line and WeChat

Digiday – 2016-09-21

Different from many western publishers that only serve English content on Line and WeChat, Huffington Post has two accounts on each platform: One is in English, and the other is in local language....

With The Scope, Huffington Post joins the vertical craze

Digiday – 2017-01-27

Once upon a time, many publishers wanted to establish authority on every topic, and cover everything they possibly could. Today, a growing number of them still want to cover everything, but now...

Huffington Post copies Snapchat with new ‘storybook’ format

Digiday – 2017-02-07

The Huffington Post is experimenting with its own version of Snapchat and Instagram Stories. The product, called “storybook,” will allow HuffPost to publish video- and photo-collages that users...

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