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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — As of the writing of this profile, the “BIG NEWS” header at the top of The Huffington Post’s homepage reads: “Unemployment, Katie Holmes, Natalie Portman, Health, Lindsay Lohan, Smarter Ideas, More…” It’s the mix of topics that might be floating around the head of a conscientious, politically astute fifteen year old—but given that HuffPost only just entered the second half of its first decade, perhaps the site is maturing more quickly than most people give it credit for. Although criticized by many (perhaps often with a touch of envy at the site’s success) for its heavy reliance on unpaid writers, pageview-mongering headlines, and often-bare repackaging of other outlets’ content, HuffPost ultimately deserves credit for its more recent strong showings in original journalism—not to mention its continued commitment to growing its reportorial staff.
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Name: The Huffington Post
URL: www.huffingtonpost.com/
City: New York, N.Y.
State:
National

Type of Coverage:
General

Year Founded:
2005

Staff Size:
More than 40 Editorial
21-40 Business

Active Volunteers:
More than 50

Business Type:
For-profit

Institutional Support:
No Institutional Support

Revenue Sources:
National Ads
Sponsorships
Venture Capital

 
Revenue Sources, other: National direct ad sales.
Principal Staff: Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief. Roy Sekoff, editor. Eric Hippeau, CEO.
Affiliations: $25 million investment in 2008 from Oak Investment Partners.
CMS: Movable Type
CJR on The Huffington Post:
08/29/10: HuffPo a Stripper Wearing Reading Glasses? - Joel Meares
08/05/10: Q & A: The Huffington Post’s Arthur Delaney - “It’s like the government is schizophrenic about what it wants to do to alleviate the jobs crisis” - Joel Meares
05/10/10: The Huffington Post Turns Five - CJR reporters reflect on the site’s first five years - CJR Staff
05/05/10: Delacorte Lecture with Arianna Huffington - Watch the Huffington Post editor-in-chief’s lecture here - The Editors
04/13/10: The Never-Ending Story - Inside Huffington Post’s 11,000-word piece on progressive Democrats - Greg Marx
02/22/10: At HuffPost, the Old College Try - The outlet branches into college news - Megan Garber
03/01/09: Get Off the Bus - The future of pro-am journalism - Amanda Michel
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