The Huffington Post announced today that it is partnering with Ustream to give its readers access to live coverage of breaking news. Ustream, a live video streaming and sharing platform, has become a popular tool for citizen journalists since it was founded in 2007.
In a press release, Brad Hunstable, CEO and co-founder of Read More
Commenters are a scary bunch. Take it from the moderators on the front lines of the Internet. Two of them spoke with Adweek’s Charlie Warzel today and they appear to be on a fast-track for a new Web-based strain of PTSD.
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.
Former Huffington Post technical director Cindy Jeffers has been named CEO an CTO of Salon, the company announced today. Salon founder David Talbot had been serving as interim CEO after digital media entrepreneur Richard Gingras departed in July last year to become head of news products for Google.
Well, someone* made this hi-larious video of the best of James Franco’s comments about the cultural diversity in Palo Alto (or whatever the hell he was talking about) in his latest Huffington Post blog about Girls. Enjoy!
off the record
A breakfast meeting at the see-and-be-seen Loews Regency Hotel has always had its hazards. Diners risk Page Six sightings and uncomfortable run-ins with political foes. Losing a coveted window seat spells professional disaster.
Now, two more dangers lurk outside.
Huffington Post front page editor Adam Goldberg and associate video editor Hunter Stuart have taken to loitering outside the Park Avenue hotel one morning each week in hopes of snagging an impromptu interview with the newsmakers inside. They’re taping their efforts for a new Huffington Post video series, “Power Breakfast.”
Democratic advisors Peter Daou and James Boyce are carrying on with their bitter lawsuit claiming that Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer stole their idea for a liberal Drudge Report and cut them out of control and ownership of The Huffington Post.
Two days ago, The New York Observer noticed that Renaissance man James Franco had quietly begun blogging for the Huffington Post, adding to his already extensive resume of writer/poet/Ivy League student/film teacher/director/musician/actor/producer/artist. Tackling the issues of New Orleans, haunted houses, and that time he hung out with Nick Cage in a haunted house in New Orleans, we posted the item of interest because, like it or not, James Franco is a Very Famous Person. (Also because we miss his Twitter feed so much.)
But Mr. Franco was not happy with our assessment of his Frank Bruni-esque musings, and called out The New York Observer in his latest HuffPost column for writing about his new gig instead of “covering pressing world issues.”
James Franco, the real voice of our generation, has taken time out from his busy schedule of Art and Teaching and also Learning to begin a Huffington Post diary. It’s about time!
So what important issue of our times is Mr. Franco tackling? President Obama’s stance on gay rights? The construction of Marina Abramovic‘s performance space over on the Hudson? His new album, perhaps?
Those are all great guesses, but James Franco is actually here to talk to us today about a matter close to his heart: Haunted tours in New Orleans that he took with his Nana. (Which is the name of his Japanese hairdresser, not his grandmother.)
The Huffington Post staffers expect David Wood to bring the news site its first Pulitzer Prize today for his ten-part series on wounded veterans, “Beyond the Battlefield.” The former Time and Los Angeles Times reporter is a past finalist, and a win would go a long way toward bringing HuffPo the credibility and clout it’s sought, often at a high cost.