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The Huffington Post today upped its already formidable stature in the celebrity-blog-platform bracket with the debut of January Jones. Whatever could Mad Men‘s Betty Draper be writing about? Shark fins!
You see, January Jones is a marine life activist. Or, rather, a shark activist. A sharktivist. A sharkattacktivist. A believer in the shark fin. Read More
In a new venture from two different practitioners of nonprofit investigative journalism, the Center for Public Integrity will join forces with the Huffington Post Investigative Fund. Gawker had the story last night from a source, and it was confirmed by The New York Times a few hours later.
The merger, which will go into effect Read More
Gawker Media overlord Nick Denton sent a memo to staff this morning announcing that the sites in his dominion drew in 9.1 million people this past week, putting it ahead of The Huffington Post. Here’s the memo in full, courtesy Romenesko.
From: Nick Denton
Subject: We overtook Huffpo (temporarily)
Date: Thursday, October Read More
There’s another profile of Arianna Huffington out today, this one from Elizabeth Spiers in Forbes. We’re starting to notice a pattern in these profiles: the scene where Ms. Huffington introduces the reporter to some of her staff in The Huffington Post’s SoHo office. It’s normally also the part of the profile where the writer points Read More
Penny-pinching New Yorkers now have one less excuse for missing Jon Stewart’s upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity. Last night on The Daily Show, Arianna Huffington announced that she would be providing transportation to Washington, D.C. for the Oct. 30 event. “We have as many buses as people to fill them,” she said.
The rally, Read More
(The following is the full text written by Beau Friedlander that was posted to the Huffington Post at 8:18 a.m. on August 30, 2010, and removed by the editors later that day. The page that previously hosted the article is now running the following: “Editor’s Note: This piece was published directly to the Huffington Read More
Huffington Post contributor Beau Friedlander published a post to that site this morning offering $100,000 to anyone who could produce a sex tape of Glenn Beck, but it didn’t stay online for long. A few hours after it went up the tags were changed from “Politics” to “Comedy,” and soon the entire article was gone. Read More
Daniel Lyons writes for Newsweek this week about Arianna Huffington, who has recently turned 60 and moved to New York City from Beverly Hills to be closer to her business and her daughters, who are in college at Yale. Mr. Lyons opens with a portrait of Ms. Huffington in her offices on Prince Street: Read More
David Carr marvels at the maddeningly low-brow, mystically formulaic craft of writing headlines for the web in his column today.
Mr. Carr presents an example from The Huffington Post — “Obama Rejects Rush Limbaugh Golf Match: Rush ‘Can Play With Himself’” — to show what best practice has to offer in 2010.
It’s Read More
Rich Get Richer
Five years after its launch, with traffic at 22 million unique visitors last month, The Huffington Post is ready to turn a profit.
Arianna Huffington’s site plans to double revenue in 2010, from $15 million to $30 million, transitioning out of what CEO Eric Hippeau called “investment mode” to turn a proft for the first Read More