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

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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