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February 7, 2011 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
Started in May 2005, the Huffington Post was co-founded by Arianna Huffington and former AOL executive Kenneth Lerer. The founders aimed to position it as the liberal answer to Matt Drudge's Drudge Report, the popular conservative news site that gathers headlines from around the Web. Initially, the site drew on Huffington's rolodex of A-list celebrities and high-powered friends, soliciting early contributions from the likes of Larry David, Diane...
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March 26, 2014 | By Larry Gordon and Daniel Miller
Television news anchor Willow Bay, a veteran of ABC, CNN and Bloomberg TV, will be the next director of USC's School of Journalism, campus officials announced Wednesday. Bay's experience is expected to help the school emphasize online and television journalism. Her two predecessors worked in newspapers. Bay's selection concludes a lengthy search that was marred last year when the previously announced choice, a Northwestern University professor, turned down the USC job two days after accepting it. Bay, 50, is a senior editor at Huffington Post and a special correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV. She has co-anchored ABC's "Good Morning America/Sunday" and CNN's "Moneyline News Hour," and was the lead writer and producer of CNN's weekend news program "Pinnacle.
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BUSINESS
February 7, 2011 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
It used to be "You've got mail. " Now it's becoming "You've got news. " With the $315-million purchase of the Huffington Post, a 5-year-old news and politics website run by political pundit Arianna Huffington, AOL Inc. is making its biggest bet yet that it can reinvent itself as a must-read source for online news, gossip and opinion. AOL, the Internet company that helped popularize e-mail, has seen its once-massive dial-up business dwindle to nearly one-tenth the number of subscribers it had in its heyday.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Jonah Peretti, founder and chief executive of the wildly popular website BuzzFeed, is trying to choose his favorite online video. "'Drunk vs. Stoned' was pretty fun," he finally says, singling out a BuzzFeed video in which a staffer tests whether it's easier to function on alcohol or on marijuana by getting really drunk and, on a different night, getting really baked. The three-minute video, featuring side-by-side comparisons of dancing, ball catching, drawing and Lego building, has scored more than 3.1 million views since its debut two months ago. BuzzFeed itself is riding high these days.
BUSINESS
January 1, 2010 | By E. Scott Reckard
There can be few institutions more despised as 2010 begins than big U.S. banks, but what can the average person do about it? The answer, according to author and Huffington Post website co-founder Arianna Huffington: Withdraw your money. In a widely read blog post this week, Huffington and former Senate Banking Committee chief economist Rob Johnson try to stir up a popular revolt by encouraging bank customers to yank their deposits from Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Chase and Citibank and move them to community banks and credit unions.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2013 | By Joe Flint
AXS TV, the cable channel whose backers include entrepenuer Mark Cuban, has struck a content-sharing deal with the Huffington Post. Starting May 13, AXS will carry programming from HuffPost Live, which is the Huffington Post's online channel, for six hours during the day. HuffPost Live typically features a mix of entertainment and political coverage. During the hours that AXS will simulcast HuffPost Live (10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET), the content is focused more on pop culture. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments For AXS TV, the partnership with Huffington Post moves it closer to its goal of being a 24/7 live channel.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
In a bid to make itself relevant again, struggling Internet pioneer AOL Inc. announced late Sunday that it would buy the Huffington Post, the well-known news and opinion site, for $315 million in cash and stock. As part of the deal, Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington will oversee a new group responsible for bringing together all editorial content from both companies including news, technology, music and local media websites. The deal, which was signed Sunday with approval from the boards of both companies, is something of a gamble for AOL, which is looking to reignite growth in advertising revenue.
NATIONAL
August 27, 2008 | JAMES RAINEY
The gravitational pull of Planet Huffington drew them in relentlessly in this convention-besieged city: news anchors, U.S. senators, Hollywood luminaries and everyday folks, orbiting like so many moons. Everyone here at the Democratic National Convention, it seems, can't wait to trade a greeting, an air kiss or a little banter with Arianna Huffington, founder of the most popular blog in America. I confess I'm as charmed and amused by the beguiling Ms. H as anyone but also slightly queasy about whether her Huffington Post will ever offer original content and reporting that lives up to the hype and pretty packaging.
OPINION
February 9, 2011 | Tim Rutten
Whatever the ultimate impact of AOL's $315-million acquisition of the Huffington Post on the new-media landscape, it's already clear that the merger will push more journalists more deeply into the tragically expanding low-wage sector of our increasingly brutal economy. That's a development that will hurt not only the people who gather and edit the news but also readers and viewers. To understand why, it's helpful to step back from the wide-eyed coverage focused on foundering AOL's last-ditch effort to stave off the oblivion of irrelevance, or Brentwood-based Arianna Huffington's astonishing commercial achievement in taking her Web news portal from startup to commercial success in less than six years.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2009 | James Rainey
The great thing about the wide-open space of the Web is that it's accepted practice -- encouraged really -- for anyone to walk in many worlds and take on many guises. Rock stars can blog about politics. Politicians can thrill us with lists of their favorite rock songs. And the Huffington Post can create a new book section that both doubts and embraces the value of book reviews. In recent days, founder Arianna Huffington trumpeted a partnership with the New York Review of Books, that redoubt of serious criticism, just about the time the website's new book editor seemed to disdain reviews, which she said "tend to be conversation enders."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Meg James
NBC and CNN have both pulled the plug on projects about potential presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. In July, NBC announced with fanfare that it was developing a four-hour minseries about Clinton and had tapped Diane Lane to portray the former first lady and former secretary of State. The project was blasted by the Republican National Committee and others who feared that Clinton would be given softball treatment. They worried the minseries would be little more than a campaign commercial for an expected run by Clinton for the White House in 2016.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Drummer Allison Miller's album "Boom Tic Boom" with her band of the same name was one of the most memorable debuts of 2010, and marked her as a rising star. It was a bold album marked by a deftly swinging drive, rich ensemble playing and a wealth of styles that included flashes of post-bop, rock and folk. But as of February, Miller also attracted notice outside the jazz world with her Huffington Post essay titled " You Don't Play Like a Girl: Queer in the Jazz World . " In the piece Miller wrote about her personal history confronting sexism and her identity as she came up as not only a female drummer, a rarity in jazz, - but also a lesbian.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
"Star Wars" mastermind George Lucas turned Skywalker Ranch in Marin County into a bit of a love fest Saturday evening when he married Mellody Hobson in a ceremony officiated by journalist Bill Moyers. Hobson, 44, was given away by former New Jersey senator and longtime friend Bill Bradley, according to the Huffington Post, which saw its founder, Arianna Huffington, among the guests. Huffington told the Post that Moyers' words were quite moving, while Ron Howard tweeted that it was "nothing short of profound.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2013 | By Joe Flint
AXS TV, the cable channel whose backers include entrepenuer Mark Cuban, has struck a content-sharing deal with the Huffington Post. Starting May 13, AXS will carry programming from HuffPost Live, which is the Huffington Post's online channel, for six hours during the day. HuffPost Live typically features a mix of entertainment and political coverage. During the hours that AXS will simulcast HuffPost Live (10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET), the content is focused more on pop culture. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments For AXS TV, the partnership with Huffington Post moves it closer to its goal of being a 24/7 live channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Patton Oswalt is guest starring in this week's "Parks and Recreation," but the most impressive thing about his appearance is what you won't see on NBC. As part of the episode, Oswalt's character was supposed to appear before a Pawnee City Council meeting and filibuster a proposed vote. Producers invited Oswalt to "ramble a bit about whatever subject he wanted. " Oswalt decided his topic of choice was a pitch for the upcoming "Star Wars Episode VII. " While we wouldn't dream of spoiling the twists and turns the story takes, let's just say that he's found a brilliant way to merge two of the Disney corporation's biggest franchises (and even one they don't own)
OPINION
April 4, 2013 | Meghan Daum
Maybe it's spring fever or maybe it's the centrifugal force from all that Sheryl Sandberg-led "leaning in," but it's been a big week for outrage about women and their place. On Friday, Princeton alumna and parent Susan A. Patton published a letter in the Daily Princetonian urging female students to "find a husband on campus before you graduate," lest they're forced to search for a mate among the teeming masses of the outside world. The letter triggered such a severe case of blogospheric dyspepsia that by Monday, Patton was attempting to clarify her point.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2011 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
AOL Inc. is planning to cut its workforce by about 20%, or more than 900 of the 5,000 employees it has on its payroll worldwide. The job cuts are part of a restructuring aimed at increasing revenue and reflect the integration of operations with the Huffington Post, said Graham James, an AOL spokesman. AOL's chief executive, Tim Armstrong, announced the planned job reductions Thursday in an e-mail to employees. In the U.S., about 200 jobs will be cut, most of them in AOL's offices in New York and Dulles, Va., James said.
SPORTS
February 5, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become active again at the Huffington Post , restarting his blog after a three-year layoff. Abdul-Jabbar's 2013 debut was a critique of the HBO series "Girls. " The show's creator, Lena Dunham, told E! Online that she only skimmed Abdul-Jabbar's post, hesitant to read a "mixed review. " "I blurted out to my dad, 'Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reviewed "Girls," ' " said Dunham, noting that her father's response was, 'I don't even know how to process that.
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Electrons work for free, except, of course in major storms -- as several prominent websites discovered. When the former Hurricane Sandy -- now technically a cyclone -- hit the New York area, it cut power to hundreds of thousands of people, including some major Internet providers. Many seeking news, gossip and other information found themselves temporarily bereft and relying on other technologies such as television and radio and newspaper websites. Lost sites beginning Wednesday night included the Huffington Post, Gawker and the blog Mediaite.
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