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GOOD NEWS: The 'Gays in the Military' Debate Just Ended - Posted November 19, 2014
There are few people on Earth that people from all walks of life would collectively consider a "total badass." Much like a question on Family Feud, the top answer would be debated across popular football players and MMA fighters. Others, may wax nostalgic like Mike Tyson or Bruce Lee. Some may go... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd on Awkwardness Over Gregory's Departure - Posted November 18, 2014
So... Water under the bridge, right? Ahhhh. In a HuffPo Live interview with Marc Lamont Hill, Chuck To... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd on Awkwardness Over Gregory's Departure - Posted November 18, 2014
So... Water under the bridge, right? Ahhhh. In a HuffPo Live interview with Marc Lamont Hill, Chuck To... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chuck Todd on Awkwardness Over Gregory's Departure - Posted November 18, 2014
So... Water under the bridge, right? Ahhhh. In a HuffPo Live interview with Marc Lamont Hill, Chuck To... [FishbowlNY]

HuffPo Will Never Hire You - Posted August 21, 2014
I would begin by ranting about new lows in paying journalists, but the events in Ferguson are already so gut wrenching on their own that it would be a bit dramatic. That doesn't mean that crowdfunding a journo is ok. Today, The Huffington Post announced that it is going to allow local... [10,000 Words]

What To Read Today: Interview With Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti - Posted June 11, 2014
If you only read one thing on the Internet today, this is it. And it will probably be all you have time to read, clocking in at the 91 minute mark according to Medium's estimation. (But hey, if your Tweetdeck is down and ... [10,000 Words]

Snapchat Slowly Learning How to Respond to Messages - Posted January 14, 2014
Confession: we almost enjoy picking on Snapchat at this point. The latest "scandal" to rock the kings of "now I can show you how drunk I am and my mom will never see the evidence" technology concerns spam. Lots of spam, as in promotional messages sent by people who may dare call... [FishbowlDC]

Former Associated Press Editor to Head PR for BP - Posted December 17, 2013
It's a tough job, but someone with a solid journalistic background's gotta do it. Yesterday we learned that Liz Sidoti, most rec... [FishbowlDC]

Coal Rep's Climate Change Spin Sparks PR Ethics Debate - Posted October 16, 2013
How does a PR rep handle the conflict inherent in representing The Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports, an organization created to increase coal exportation in the northwest US, with a history working for the EPA? The two organizations could not be more ideologically opposed to one another. In this extremely off-the-record... [FishbowlDC]

XoJane.com Wants Writers To Get Personal - Posted September 25, 2013
XoJane.com, the brainchild of Jane Pratt (former founding editor of Sassy and Jane) is an incredibly successful women's website that garners 2 million monthly visitors. The site's success stems from many things -- the name recognition of i... [10,000 Words]

Reputation Management at Amazon: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Posted August 5, 2013
Last week, online retail behemoth Amazon received the kind of PR boost that any brand outside the Republican Party would kill for: President Obama visited its massive Chattanooga wareho... [FishbowlDC]

Journo Jukebox: The Sabrina Siddqui Edition - Posted July 1, 2013
One of the newest features in the Fishbowl is our Journo Jukebox. It's a chance for you to get to know some of the people who cover Washington a little better. The rules are simple. We ask a subject to turn on their iPod, put it on shuffle and tell us... [FishbowlDC]

Journo Jukebox: The Sabrina Siddqui Edition - Posted July 1, 2013
One of the newest features in the Fishbowl is our Journo Jukebox. It's a chance for you to get to know some of the people who cover Washington a little better. The rules are simple. We ask a subject to turn on their iPod, put it on shuffle and tell us... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Journo Jukebox: The Sabrina Siddqui Edition - Posted July 1, 2013
One of the newest features in the Fishbowl is our Journo Jukebox. It's a chance for you to get to know some of the people who cover Washington a little better. The rules are simple. We ask a subject to turn on their iPod, put it on shuffle and tell us... [FishbowlNY]

What You Should Think, Straight From the Huffington Post - Posted June 12, 2013
Today we perused the opinion-laced pages of HuffPost, mostly so you don't have to. Here's what we found: Job Advice for Your Post-Pipsqueak Years HuffPost senior editor Anne Brenoff has ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

What You Should Think, Straight From the Huffington Post - Posted June 12, 2013
Today we perused the opinion-laced pages of HuffPost, mostly so you don't have to. Here's what we found: Job Advice for Your Post-Pipsqueak Years HuffPost senior editor Anne Brenoff has ... [FishbowlNY]

Is Lizzie O'Leary Pregnant? - Posted May 20, 2013
Journalist Lizzie O'Leary got Twitter all excited on Friday afternoon when she casually tweeted, "Pregnant ." Naturally, several people on Twitter assumed this was O'Leary announcing that she was with child. This would have been big n... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Is Lizzie O'Leary Pregnant? - Posted May 20, 2013
Journalist Lizzie O'Leary got Twitter all excited on Friday afternoon when she casually tweeted, "Pregnant ." Naturally, several people on Twitter assumed this was O'Leary announcing that she was with child. This would have been big n... [FishbowlNY]

@HuffPoSpoilers Gives In To Huffington Post Click-Bait So You Don't Have To - Posted May 7, 2013
Alex Mizrahi, part-time community manager at Brooklyn cocktail bar Tooker Alley and recent freelance producer of the Shorty Awards, found a little something extra to occupy... [AllTwitter]

Gene Weingarten Plays Grammar Police - Posted May 6, 2013
We'll take a break from examining the weekly ramblings in Gene Weingarten's column for WaPo to look at his Twitter feed. When we checked in on him, we were VERY upset to learn that Gene has changed his Twitter pic from a piece of poop ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Gene Weingarten Plays Grammar Police - Posted May 6, 2013
We'll take a break from examining the weekly ramblings in Gene Weingarten's column for WaPo to look at his Twitter feed. When we checked in on him, we were VERY upset to learn that Gene has changed his Twitter pic from a piece of poop ... [FishbowlNY]

Separated at Birth: Pete Williams - Posted April 22, 2013
Yes, yes, we get it. NBC's Pete Williams is a God of News. Throughout last week's manhunt for the bombers of the Boston Marathon, Williams seemed to be among the few trusted journalists in America. While many outlets got the story wrong, Williams remained steady. With Williams getting SO much airtime, we... [FishbowlDC]

How To Make Your Facebook Page Do Triple Duty For Your Business - Posted April 17, 2013
If used correctly, your business' Facebook page can pull the weight of three team members: customer-acquisition assistant, brand-building partner, and customer service re... [AllFacebook]

Edelman's Content Strategist Explains the New 'Content Marketing' Model - Posted March 29, 2013
This week we posted on Weber Shandwick's decision to publicize its new content-creation wing, Mediaco, and what that means for th... [FishbowlDC]

How Has Facebook Changed News Delivery? - Posted March 25, 2013
When Facebook introduced its redesigned News Feed, it did more than change how people vie... [AllFacebook]

Beware Hacks While Traveling with Gadgets - Posted February 1, 2013
With news this week that The New York Times and ... [PRNewser]

Beware Hacks While Traveling with Gadgets - Posted February 1, 2013
With news this week that The New York Times and ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Cubes: VIP Tour of AOL and The Huffington Post - Posted December 13, 2012
Combine tasty treats, sleek design, and the now famous 'Sitting Cameramen of Astor Place' and you get the latest episode of "Cubes." In this episode of Cubes, the MediabistroTV crew is invited into the New York Headquarters of AOL and The Huffington Post. Hosted by the founding editor of The Huffington Post... [FishbowlLA]

Cubes: VIP Tour of AOL and The Huffington Post - Posted December 13, 2012
Combine tasty treats, sleek design, and the now famous 'Sitting Cameramen of Astor Place' and you get the latest episode of "Cubes." In this episode of Cubes, the MediabistroTV crew is invited into the New York Headquarters of AOL and The Huffington Post. Hosted by the founding editor of The Huffington Post... [MediaJobsDaily]

Cubes: VIP Tour of AOL and The Huffington Post - Posted December 13, 2012
Combine tasty treats, sleek design, and the now famous 'Sitting Cameramen of Astor Place' and you get the latest episode of "Cubes." In this episode of Cubes, the MediabistroTV crew is invited into the New York Headquarters of AOL and The Huffington Post. Hosted by the founding editor of The Huffington Post... [GalleyCat]

PR Stunts: Fake Study Links Fox News to Low IQs - Posted December 10, 2012
It was a headline destined to simultaneously inspire a dozen highfalutin op-eds and a million bitchy comments: Fox News Viewers Are the Dumbest. One problem, though: it was what we in the media world call "... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPost Keeps it Klassy - Posted December 10, 2012
It's the time of year when publications start dropping their "end-of-year" lists on us like napalm. HuffPost is no different, and over the weekend, they rolled out their ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

HuffPost Keeps it Klassy - Posted December 10, 2012
It's the time of year when publications start dropping their "end-of-year" lists on us like napalm. HuffPost is no different, and over the weekend, they rolled out their ... [FishbowlNY]

Sacr Bleu! HuffPost Goes French! - Posted December 6, 2012
While HuffPost has made several efforts to branch out to many different countries, we've never actually seen any of them. Not that they're doing bad work, but why would I want to see sideboob stories written in Greek? On Thursday morning, while looking a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sacr Bleu! HuffPost Goes French! - Posted December 6, 2012
While HuffPost has made several efforts to branch out to many different countries, we've never actually seen any of them. Not that they're doing bad work, but why would I want to see sideboob stories written in Greek? On Thursday morning, while looking a... [FishbowlNY]

20 Twitter Stats From 2012 - Posted December 3, 2012
Digital marketing exec Brian Honigman put together a handy list of 100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012 for the Huffington Post. Obviously, the 20 nuggets of Twitter info were the ones that caug... [AllTwitter]

'You're A Teenage Girl': Politico's Byers, HuffPost's Stein Squabble Over GOP Media Strategy - Posted November 29, 2012
A Twitter tiff between Politico's Dylan Byers and HuffPost's Sam Stein started with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'You're A Teenage Girl': Politico's Byers, HuffPost's Stein Squabble Over GOP Media Strategy - Posted November 29, 2012
A Twitter tiff between Politico's Dylan Byers and HuffPost's Sam Stein started with ... [FishbowlNY]

President Obama Invites Mitt Romney to the White House for Lunch: Who's Covering it Best? - Posted November 29, 2012
It's a big deal that POTUS invited Mitt Romney over for lunch at the White House this afternoon. The event is closed to press, so outlets tried to have some fun with the story. HuffPost's Sam Stein tweete... [morningmedianewsfeed]

President Obama Invites Mitt Romney to the White House for Lunch: Who's Covering it Best? - Posted November 29, 2012
It's a big deal that POTUS invited Mitt Romney over for lunch at the White House this afternoon. The event is closed to press, so outlets tried to have some fun with the story. HuffPost's Sam Stein tweete... [FishbowlNY]

Featured in Features - Posted November 27, 2012
It's time to take a swing through the cluttered pages of D.C.'s features and lifestyle sections to see what's making waves. Porn Stars Aren't As Damaged As We Thought - According to this ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Featured in Features - Posted November 27, 2012
It's time to take a swing through the cluttered pages of D.C.'s features and lifestyle sections to see what's making waves. Porn Stars Aren't As Damaged As We Thought - According to this ... [FishbowlNY]

Karl Rove is 'Gross Egg That Has a Head Cold' - Posted November 7, 2012
If you haven't watched Karl Rove attempt to throw a giant rotten peach at Fox News' election coverage Tuesday night, do yourself a favor and watch it... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Karl Rove is 'Gross Egg That Has a Head Cold' - Posted November 7, 2012
If you haven't watched Karl Rove attempt to throw a giant rotten peach at Fox News' election coverage Tuesday night, do yourself a favor and watch it... [FishbowlNY]

Moderating 70M+ HuffPost Comments with Julia - Posted October 24, 2012
Poynter.com recently interviewed Justin Isaf of the Huffington Post regarding HuffPost's unique ability to handle millions of reader comments. Isaf stated, "We're a bigger team with the equivalent... [semanticweb.com]

Does the Growth of PR 'Threaten Democracy?' - Posted October 8, 2012
Excuse us for the inflammatory headline courtesy of Guardian UK's media commentator Roy Greenslade--but it certainly got our att... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Hill+Knowlton Strategies, DEC PR, Zing, and More - Posted August 17, 2012
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has announced that Amy McMichael Paddock, SVP and general manager of the firm's Austin, TX office, will co-lead global client services with Vivian Lines, vice chair and co-head of client services. Padd... [FishbowlDC]

Sunshine Sachs: Fans "Earn" Tix to Neil Young Charity Gig - Posted August 8, 2012
Principals at big-time NY/LA-based PR firm Sunshine Sachs don't like to bring too much attention to themselves, but that hasn't stopped them from scoring great headlines and sponsoring A-list events with a focus on noble causes... [FishbowlDC]

Revolving Door: Norah O'Donnell Replaces Erica Hill on 'CBS This Morning', Dick Cheney Interviewed by ABC's Jonathan Karl, and More - Posted July 30, 2012
CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O'Donnell has been named co-host... [FishbowlDC]

Media and Social Network Leaders Open Up at 'The Guardian' Activate Summit - Posted May 4, 2012
For those making and breaking recent headlines, The Guardian Activate Summit held at New York's Paley Center for Media was a venue of choice on Thursday. Notable media and social network e... [FishbowlDC]

Yoke Brings Ontology Graph to Facebook Dating To Reveal Connections, And Make Them, Too - Posted March 27, 2012
A new matchmaking app from one of the founders of Adaptive Semantics hit Facebook yesterday. Adaptive Semantics, you may recall, developed the JuLiA semantic text-parsing technology that's now part of AOL's to... [AllTwitter]

Yoke Brings Ontology Graph to Facebook Dating To Reveal Connections, And Make Them, Too - Posted March 27, 2012
A new matchmaking app from one of the founders of Adaptive Semantics hit Facebook yesterday. Adaptive Semantics, you may recall, developed the JuLiA semantic text-parsing technology that's now part of AOL's to... [semanticweb.com]

Watch: Jonah Peretti Describes Launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed - Posted March 21, 2012
In the final part of our three-part "Media Beat" interview with Jonah Peretti, the internet entrepreneur talks about launching The Huffingto... [FishbowlDC]

Watch: Jonah Peretti Describes Launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed - Posted March 21, 2012
In the final part of our three-part "Media Beat" interview with Jonah Peretti, the internet entrepreneur talks about launching The Huffingto... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Watch: Jonah Peretti Describes Launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed - Posted March 21, 2012
In the final part of our three-part "Media Beat" interview with Jonah Peretti, the internet entrepreneur talks about launching The Huffingto... [FishbowlNY]

VIDEO: Jonah Peretti Remembers Andrew Breitbart - Posted March 2, 2012
BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti was in our mediabistroTV studio today for an upcoming Media Beat interview and he shared his thoughts on ... [FishbowlLA]

VIDEO: Jonah Peretti Remembers Andrew Breitbart - Posted March 2, 2012
BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti was in our mediabistroTV studio today for an upcoming Media Beat interview and he shared his thoughts on ... [FishbowlDC]

Revolving Door: Le HuffPo, NY Times' Abramson to Debut at Davos, NBC Publishing eBooks, and More - Posted January 26, 2012
Le Huffington Post made its debut on Monday in France with Anne Sinclair as editorial director. Sinclair, a former TV anchor, is the wife of infamous former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, aka DSK. At the pre... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPo Poised To Rival Cable News With Upcoming Huffington Post Streaming Network - Posted January 18, 2012
The Huffington Post continues to position itself for world domination with a soon-to-launch 24-hour online news network poised to rival cable networks like CNN and Fox. The channel, which Forbes ... [10,000 Words]

Good News Is Good (And Now Easier) To Find Online - Posted January 17, 2012
Last week, the Huffington Post launched its Good News section in a public bet that people will click and read articles online that don't include sex, violence or celebrities. As one of the holdout optimist journalists (... [10,000 Words]

Revolving Door: 'Today' turns 60, @SpinReviews, Top Media Pinners, and more - Posted January 13, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32565" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="The January 6, 1964 cover"][/caption] Today ... [FishbowlDC]

Revolving Door: AOL, HuffPo, NY 'Daily News,' and More - Posted January 5, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32223" align="alignleft" width="394" caption="The lead story this afternoon on HuffPo Science."][/caption] AOL is partnering with Bonnier's Parenting Group to bring ... [GalleyCat]

Revolving Door: Kindle Fire, The Root, Andy Rooney, and More - Posted September 29, 2011
[caption id="attachment_27988" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: Mark Lennihan / AP"][/caption] A slew of magazine publishers have signed on to Amazon's new Kindle Fire device. Among the magazines that will appear on the ta... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Photos: Why You Should Think Before You Post - Posted September 21, 2011
Twitter can sometimes be a place of TMI - too much information. When I'm consulting clients on why they should be on Twitter, the biggest and most common complaint I receive is that they can't stand the thought of having to read what people are watching, reading or eat... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Photos: Why You Should Think Before You Post - Posted September 21, 2011
Twitter can sometimes be a place of TMI - too much information. When I'm consulting clients on why they should be on Twitter, the biggest and most common complaint I receive is that they can't stand the thought of having to read what people are watching, reading or eat... [AllTwitter]

HuffPo May Not Be Driving As Much Traffic By Aggregating Your Articles As You'd Like to Think - Posted July 11, 2011
The Huffington Post defends its use of aggregation in part by claiming that it drives major traffic to the sites featuring the original stories, so it's in a happy, symbiotic relationship with the media at large. But is this really true? At Ad Age, ... [FishbowlLA]

Optimizing News Websites for Google TV - Posted May 12, 2011
In late 2010, Google developed their new smart TV platform entitled Google TV. The service is built on the Android operating system, and functions as a set-top box to allow users to watch on-demand... [10,000 Words]

AOL Takes On Movie Sentiment (And Justin Bieber Too?) - Posted April 22, 2011
We reported a couple of months back about how AOL's purchase of the Huffington Post delivered some more semantic technology to its doorstep. But that's not the only semantically-related project underway there: Amit Moran, R&D Ma... [semanticweb.com]

Revolving Door: Univision, 'GQ,' HuffPo, and More - Posted March 25, 2011
Here are this week's media highlights from Mediabistro's Revolving Door Newsletter: Cindy Hatcher... [FishbowlDC]

AOL Shutting Down 30 Blogs - Posted March 22, 2011
Time to update your media list again. The changes resulting from the AOL/Huffington Post merger continue. AOL is shutting down 30 blogs, moving them over to other existin... [GalleyCat]

Revolving Door: 'Town & Country,' Huffington Post, MarieClaire.com - Posted March 17, 2011
Here are this week's media highlights from Mediabistro's Revolving Door Newsletter: Stellene Volandes... [FishbowlDC]

Biz Stone Given Stock to be Adviser to AOL's Huffington Post - Posted March 14, 2011
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone will be working with AOL and its recently acquired Huffington Post in the coming months as a "strategic adviser for social impact". He will get some AOL stocks as part of the deal, and wil... [AllTwitter]

AOL's Purchase of HuffPo Leaves Many Confused - Posted February 18, 2011
In the wake of AOL's purchase of the Huffington Post, bystanders have reacted with confusion. Stephen Colbert, for example, ... [semanticweb.com]

No Joke: The Huffington Post Seeks New Comedy Editor - Posted November 29, 2010
... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

APCO and HuffPo Reorder Fortune's 'Most Admired' List - Posted November 11, 2010
APCO Worldwide and the Huffington Post announced today a co-developed model t... [FishbowlDC]

The Huffington Post Launching a 'Divorce' Vertical - Posted October 5, 2010
Continuing its rapid expansion into new verticals and topics, The Huffington Post is planning a section dedicated to the subject of "Divorce." Journalist and author Nora Ephron conceived the vertical, and will serve as its founding editor, with ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's Sandberg Talks Privacy, 'The Social Network,' and More During Ad Week - Posted September 30, 2010
[caption id="attachment_5408" align="alignleft" width="259" caption="Photo: Nancy Lazarus"][/caption] The growing role of social media versus websites, openness versus privacy, community giving, and the new movie The Social Network were among the topics covered when ... [FishbowlDC]

Huffington Post Fires Back While Tabloids Fail the Accuracy Test, Plus Other News of the Day - Posted September 28, 2010
- The Week is starting to look rather Radar-y. As the Business Insider points out, the weekly publication has attempted to booster its website over the past year, and in doing so it has brought on six new digital hires, including three from the now defunct magazine Radar. Sounds like an... [MediaJobsDaily]

Former HuffPo Blogger Wonders Why She Couldn't Get Paid - Posted September 27, 2010
Mayhill Fowler had one demand for the Huffington Post, if she was going to continue writing for the news platform. She wanted to get paid. Unfortunately, the editors at HuffPo didn't really want to do that. Despite multiple attempts, the editors continued to deny Fowler's requests for paying gigs. So Fowler told... [MediaJobsDaily]

Using Web 3.0 Technology to Share Stories that can Change the World (WATCH) - Huffington Post (blog) - Posted September 21, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Thomson Reuters OpenCalais Sees Commercial Adoption For Media Monitoring, Search Engine Optimization, Reader Engagement, Corporate Governance and More - Posted June 24, 2010
Pioneering Partners Include Moreover Technologies, Morris Communications, Magus Ltd. and Prefix Technologies SemTech 2010 – San Francisco, Calif. – June 24, 2010 – Thomson Reuters today cited four innovative companies that are pioneering the large-scale and commercial use of its OpenCalais service to enrich and optimize digital content. They include Moreover Technologies,... [semanticweb.com]

Huffington Post Buys Adaptive Semantics To Keep Up With 100000 Comments A Day - TechCrunch (blog) - Posted June 17, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

The Semantic Web: Win-Win Solution for the Toyota Mess? - Huffington Post (blog) - Posted February 15, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

For $1.75 Million The Huffington Post Starts Investigative Journalism - Posted March 30, 2009
While newspapers sit and debate the practicalities and merits of venturing into a non-profit business model, the Huffington Post runs full steam ahead. Over the weekend the Post ... [MediaJobsDaily]

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