Le Huffington Post has found an editorial director in Anne Sinclair, wife of former I.M.F. director turned perp walk all-star Dominique Strauss-Kahn, reports L’Express.
Word reportedly got out because invitations to the site’s launch party on Monday listed Ms. Sinclair as a host. The Huffington Post France, like El Huffington Post, is a collaboration between the AOL-owned blog behemoth and a local paper, in its case, Le Monde.
For every Huffington Post vertical, a bold-face editor-at-large.
The Divorce vertical has Nora Ephron, Huff/Post 50 has Rita Wilson, Business has the economist Simon Johnson, and, as of today, Huffington Post Gay Voices has Michelangelo Signorile, the Sirius XM radio host and author of Queer in America.
In addition to the adding a whole subcategory of front page breaking news catering to their new Zombie readership, The Huffington Post today came out today in what some would call a shocking support of GOP presidential candidate Herman Brains.
The Huffington Post is launching verticals faster than we could dream them up.
Last week the blog portal launched local news verticals for Detroit and Miami and today Arianna Huffington announced a partnership with French news publishers Le Monde Group and Les Nouvelles Editions Indépendantes (“LNEI”) to launch an international spin-off site called Le Huffington Read More
off the record
Is Myles Miller about to become New York’s youngest editor?
The precocious politics beat reporter was recently named associate editor at the Huffington Post, to work on a not-yet-announced HuffPost vertical produced for and by high schoolers.
(A demographic which has been asking Arianna Huffington for a platform.)
As of a month ago Mr. Miller, 17, was a metropolitan correspondent for the International Business Times. Prior to that, he was embedded at City Hall for Examiner.com. And before that he worked for the Daily News while attending the NYC Lab School. He’s covered two presidents for two different news organizations. He’s already mastered the New York media job hop!
The Huffington Post’s editorial credibility was called into question again today when GrubStreet.com reported Marion Nestle had been listed as a co-author for an article about a proposed NYC sugar-sweetened beverage ban. “I was amazed to see it. I don’t recall writing it,” Nestle said on her blog.
The article now stands corrected Read More
Arianna Huffington has made her triumphant return to the country where she spent her salad days and Huffington Post UK went live this morning.
“In so many ways my time in Britain set the course of my life,” writes Ms. Huffington in her first editor’s note, “I started (and finished) college here. I started Read More
“An explosion of online news sources in recent years has not produced a corresponding increase in reporting, particularly quality local reporting, a federal study of the media has found,” wrote New York Times reporters, Jeremy W. Peters and Brian Stelter. They then high-fived David Carr, hate re-tweeted a Patch story about the Stony Read More
From the Finance File
Ever since the Mattel Building at 675 Sixth Avenue lost its namesake toymaker, the upstairs office space has presented a puzzle.
The retail space is by now the happy home of Trader Joe’s, but the upper levels, which were converted to office spaces in 1986 under the ownership of Israel Taub’s Chelsea Green, are Read More
No one could say Paul Miller wasn’t prolific, as he worked his way up the food chain — contributing, associate, senior associate editor — of Engadget, one of the web’s biggest tech blogs.
Over the weekend Miller announced his departure by blog post, noting that, “I’d love to be able to keep doing Read More