The top story on The Huffington Post’s Media vertical today is arrival of Spanish-language sister site El Huffington Post, a partnership with Spain’s biggest daily newspaper, El País. El Huffington Post follows Le Huffington Post (a partnership with Le Monde), Huffington Post Canada and Huffington Post UK in the AOL-owned news site’s international expansion. Read More
Longreads-approved website The Awl—run by Radar, Observer, and Gawker expats Alex Balk and Choire Sicha—is coming up on its third anniversary! Since they’ve launched, they’ve spun off three blogs from the mothership, general ladies’-interest site The Hairpin, comedy blog Splitsider, and most recently, gadget blog The Wirecutter.
Maybe it’s just best to let them explain. Read More
It’s been a long time since MTV was known primarily for music.
“The day that you play me/ It’ll be the same day MTV played videos/ That was a little joke/ Voilà!” raps Kanye West on his latest album.
But today the venerable arbiter of pop culture launched a new site that hopes to help Read More
Tumblr may want to refortify its servers. Just days after suffering a 24-hour shutdown, the microblogging service welcomed to its user base someone who could very well raise its profile among less savvy webloggers. This user is none other than Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
The Hairpin, the second spin-off site launched by The Awl in two months, went live last night.
Along with the other Awl sister site Splitsider and new sponsorship deals with companies such as Ann Taylor, The Hairpin is helping make The Awl a profitable enterprise for the first time since its April 2009 launch. In Read More
National Journal editor-in-chief Ron Fournier annouced in a release this morning that he has named David Beard his online editor and deputy editor-in-chief. Mr. Beard, who has most recently been editor of the Boston Globe‘s Boston.com, will oversee both the free and paywall-protected segments of the National Journal online.
The release underscored Mr. Beard’s work Read More
The best thing we’ve read about the launch of The Wall Street Journal‘s new weeekend sections is that editor Deborah Needleman was considering naming her new lifestyle section “Pastimes and Pleasures” (which sounds like William Boot’s “Lush Places” column in Scoop, and who would name a new media launch after anything in that book?). Read More
New York magazine’s entertainment blog Vulture will relaunch as a “new Web site” on Tuesday evening, according to The New York Times.
Atlantic Media Company president Justin Smith announced yesterday that Scott Havens, who has been one of the masterminds of The Atlantic‘s growth online, will be taking over digital strategy for the National Journal Group as well.
Mr. Havens is moving into newly created position, vice president of digital strategy and operations, “to lead and implement Read More
CNBC announced the launch of former Clusterstock editor John Carney’s blog yesterday. It’s called NetNet, and Mr. Carney will fill the space with a mix of what he calls “inhuman interest” stories, original reporting and hard news.
We asked Mr. Carney how the blog would be different from Clusterstock
“It’s different in two ways,” Read More