Huffington Post tries to shift from pageview-drivers to meaty journalism

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Joe Pompeo describes how The Huffington Post is moving from a “highly successful but possibly cynical eyeball-catcher to a serious news operation that could be a contender among the great capital-J Journalism institutions in the country.” The site’s Twitter account illustrates the split personality: “One minute the Huffington Post’s Twitter feed is asking its 1.4 million followers to consider a bipartisan proposition to ban executive bonuses at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; the next it’s tempting them with ‘The most adorable baby photos you’ve ever seen.’ ” || Related: HuffPost partnering with Factcheck.org for ‘Reclaim 2012′ election coverageBrainless zombies take over Huffington Post website | Huffington Post creates contest for college journalism; winners get paid internships

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  • ProudConservative

    They are not banning as many conservatives commenting since AOL bought HP.

  • Anonymous

    is huffpost going to PAY qualified people to report/write this, uh, meaty journalism?

  • http://twitter.com/writerary Stephanie Medeiros

    I dunno, a lot of other news site’s Twitter accounts do the same thing. Tweet about a double homicide and then ten minutes later it’s a fluff piece about a local cat. As for HuffPo starting to do actual journalism, I’ll have to see for myself!