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Huffington Post writers seek union, question company's diversity

Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post. Editorial workers at The Huffington Post are going union, constituting the latest and largest digital media enterprise to do so. A publicly unspecified number of the roughly 300, mostly New York-based editorial employees have signed up with the Writers Guild of America, East, which represents about 4,000 media workers. Those include writers on … Read More
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HuffPost wants to crowdfund its Ferguson beat for another year

When Michael Brown was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri last year, Mariah Stewart began covering the ensuing aftershocks on a shoestring, a newly minted journalism school graduate juggling a national story with her job as a bra fitter at a nearby mall. Unaffiliated with any news organization, Stewart funded her journalism through Beacon, a crowdfunding platform that allows journalists … Read More
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Huffington Post names Spotify exec new CEO

Wall Street Journal Huffington Post on Thursday named a former executive within its corporate ranks, who also does Ironman triathalons, as new chief executive. Jared Grusd comes from Spotify, where he has been the global head of corporate development and general counsel. He'd been a top strategic and business development official at AOL and was part of the team … Read More
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Huffington Post stoutly defends Trump coverage decision

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Early in a marathon presidential campaign, Donald Trump is an unforeseen force that has caught a suspicious media by surprise. And no outlet is more notable than Huffington Post, which announced it would treat him as essentially an … Read More
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Making partnerships work: How a team of 50+ international reporters investigated and exposed the World Bank

Michael Hudson, a senior editor with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, was project editor for ICIJ's World Bank investigation. At a military camp in a violence-stained region of Central America, a Honduran Army officer informed Sasha Chavkin that he knew the reporter's itinerary – where Chavkin was going and the people he planned to interview. Read More
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Career Beat: Lisa Arbetter named editor of StyleWatch

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Lisa Arbetter will be editor of StyleWatch. Previously, she was deputy editor of InStyle. (Time Inc.) Jill Geisler has been named Loyola University's Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity. She was a faculty member at Poynter for 16 years. (Poynter) Anna Dickson will be deputy … Read More
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Press critic Jack Shafer to join Politico

The Huffington Post Jack Shafer, formerly a media critic for Slate and Reuters, will join Politico, according to a staff memo from Politico editor Susan Glasser. At Politico, Shafer's duties will include writing a regular column and reporting out longer pieces, according to the memo. As we begin the quadrennial follies of a presidential election amid a wave … Read More
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HuffPost fellow learns lessons from Ferguson

Stewart. When she began covering Ferguson, Mariah Stewart didn’t own a gas mask. She remembers looking with confusion at protesters who carried bandanas to ward off tear gas. “I was like, ‘why are they doing that?'” Stewart said. “There’s already been a tear gas incident.” A lot has happened since then. After freelancing for Beacon Reader, Stewart … Read More