AOL Buys Huffington Post; Huffington to Run AOL Local

AOL will buy The Huffington Post for $300 Million in cash and $15 million in stock, and put Arianna Huffington in charge of the AOL Local sites (Mapquest, Patch, MovieFone) as well as its growing collection of opinionated tech and vertical news properties, such as TechCrunch, Engadget and Popeater. AOL’s vertical sites, such as TMZ.com, […]

HuffPo’s Eric Hippeau at IAB: ‘I Didn’t Kill Newspapers’

Huffington Post CEO Eric Hippeau defended the role of the site in journalism and said it is helping to herald in “a golden age of journalism” that has more content and audience participation than ever before. Speaking at IAB’s Annual Leadership Meeting in Carlsbad, CA, Hippeau noted that HuffPo is publishing 500 pieces of content […]

Niesenholtz at Web 2.0: Major Opportunities Ahead for Journalism

Speakers at last week’s Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco mused about the future of journalism with moderator John Battelle. “We’re living in an era of great change all over the place,” noted New York Times Digital Head Martin Niesenholtz. The Internet has “given to us a huge global platform to innovate. It is our […]