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Huffington Post

After only five issues as a paid-for app, The Huffington Post’s tablet magazine Huffington will now be completely free to download.

The magazine was welcomed into the world with a rooftop party at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York and presented as a premium content product; a single issue was priced at 99 cents and consumers could buy monthly and annual subscriptions for $1.99 and $19.99 respectively. Speaking to reporters after the magazine’s launch, Executive Editor Tim O’Brien explained the decision to charge for access to content, saying: "We feel it's a premium product and it deserves to carry a price with it in order to access all the value we're giving people."

Author

Amy Hadfield

Date

2012-08-03 16:11

Not content with a soon-to-be-launched video streaming network and a host of new European editions, the Huffington Post is releasing a new weekly iPad magazine tomorrow named “Huffington.

The New York Times previews the new publication, noting that some content will be pulled from huffingtonpost.com, but other articles will also be “new and separate from that of the rest of the site”. The magazine, which is only available though the Apple store, will feature a mix of long-form pieces (of between 4,000 and 8,000 words), photos, commentary, reviews, illustrations, videos and data visualisations.

“From the beginning we wanted to do something that felt like a print magazine," says Huffington’s creative director Josh Klenert (formerly of Billboard), quoted by Joe Pompeo at Capital New York.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-06-13 17:07

Against a background of cuts and layoffs in the Spanish media, The Huffington Post’s Spanish counterpart El Huffington Post was launched in Madrid yesterday, marking the latest step in the brand’s global expansion.

The launch represents a fusion between traditional and new media brands. As Bloomberg Businessweek reports, El Huffington Post is being produced from the offices of Spain’s leading newspaper El País, and is 50% owned by El País’s parent company Prisa.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-06-07 17:23

By Emma Heald

The Huffington Post UK has launched a new 'Inspiration' section on its site which will enable brands "to communicate directly with prospective consumers via video, blogs and social media," announced a press release from AOL.

Its first focus is a cross-platform package in conjunction with other AOL properties to promote Iceland as a year-round tourist destination. As the press release says, the 'Inspired by Iceland' campaign, sponsored by Promote Iceland and Iceland's government, is "the first Europe- wide marketing campaign that fully integrates a comprehensive suite of AOL advertising products, content and platforms."

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Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-27 11:02

Le Huffington Post, a French edition of AOL's popular news, blogging and aggregation site, The Huffington Post, was launched today in collaboration with Le Monde and Les Nouvelles Editions Independantes.

At a press conference held at Le Monde's headquarters in Paris this morning, Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, promised that the new edition would offer the HuffPo's trademark mix of original reporting, aggregation, bloggers and commentators.

However, Huffington stated that although the "architecture" of Le Huffington Post would be imported, the site would be "rooted in French culture" and that it was "absolutely essential" that the local journalists set the agenda.

There will still be some connections between Le Huffington Post and its American cousin. Huffington stated that her media group had already employed a "couple dozen" translators so that stories could be converted into English and French and shared on both sides of the Atlantic. But despite this exchange, Huffington stressed that "the editorial teams are completely different".

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-01-23 14:57

The Center for Public Integrity will absorb the Huffington Post's nonprofit journalism arm, the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, it was reported in the New York Times. The merger would bring the number of people who work at the center to 50 employees, turning it into one of the largest nonprofit investigative newsrooms in the United States.

Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, said opportunity to merge was welcome as there is a great need for investigative reporting and there are a number of stories that have not been told. The Huffington Post is going to transfer $2 million in grants and financing from a fund to support the merge.

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-10-19 16:35

Continuing its expansion foray into new verticals, The Huffington Post announced plans to launch a new section dedicated to the topic of divorce, MediaBistro.com reported yesterday. The new section will go live on November 2.

The new section will be headed by journalist and author Nora Ephron, who conceived the idea and will now serve as a founding editor along with Willow Bay as the senior editor. The niche section will target a large number of people, as approximately half of all U.S. marriages ends in divorce, the article stated.

"If you want to know about planning a wedding or things like that, there are so many places for people to go, but there isn't one go-to place around divorce," Arianna Huffington told MediaBistro.

The launch of this new vertical is set to coincide with the release of Ephron's new book, "I Remember Nothing" which has a chapter focusing on divorce set to release on November 9, according to another post on MediaBistro.com.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-10-06 16:00

The Huffington Post's most touted citizen journalist, Mayhill Fowler, has quit the Huffington Post, according to a blog posted on Washington Post. She is known for scooping the pros twice during the 2008 presidential campaign, recording Bill Clinton's tirade against Vanity Fair writer Todd Purdum and quoting Barack Obama saying working class voters "cling to guns or religion."

Fowler took to her own blog to explain why she quit: "I want to be paid for my time and effort - or at a minimum, to get a little remuneration in return for the money I spend myself in order to do original reportage. I would not expect to be paid for punditry. The Huffington Post business model is to provide a platform for 6,000 opinionators to hold forth. Point of view is cheap. I would never expect to be paid there when the other 5,999 are not. However, the journalism pieces I have done in the past year seem to me as good as anything HuffPost's paid reporters Sam Stein and Ryan Grim produce. Why do they get money, and I do not? I don't recall either of them writing the story about Barack Obama waxing large on "clinging to guns and religion," which seems more and more as time goes by to be the one big story out of the last presidential election to live on. Or at least it is the one that journalists and pundits are quoting regularly now."

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-28 19:44

The Huffington Post has recently bought pollster.com, a site that is dedicated to the aggregation of poll data, reports The New York Times.

HuffPo's purchase of the site comes on the heels of its purchase of Adaptive Semantics, a company that focuses on learning and sentiment analysis. While CEO Eric Hippeau claimed that the acquisition of Adaptive Semantics did not signal a buying spree for the company, its acquisition of the polling site certainly signals that the HuffPo is taking a more aggressive position in political journalism.

For more on this story visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-07-08 15:58

Aiming to make the Huffington Post more interactive and more social network friendly, the news site yesterday introduced "HuffPo Badges" to encourage interaction among readers, mediabistro.com reported today.

So what do the badges do?

Mediabistro's Alex Alvarez explains: "Basically, they function like a cross between Gawker's tiered, 'starred commenter' system and Foursquare badges. HuffPost badges are awarded based on user activity and interactivity, so, for example, those who regularly comment on the site or share stories across social networks like Twitter can receive a 'Superuser' badge. Readers who go through flagging inappropriate comments to feel some modicum of power as they sit in their sad little cubicles all day can earn 'Moderator' badges."
The Huffington Post quietly rolled out the badge system yesterday, and plans to add more badges in the future, according to an announcement on the site.

The move to use badges and try to engage users more through social networking "has helped make us a more dynamic and interesting site, while keeping the conversation more civil. HuffPost Badges highlights and rewards the people who power our growing community," said Arianna Huffington, according to mediabistro.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-04-30 00:09

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