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OurTime Partners with HuffPost, AOL

logoIn addition to partnering with Vice, OurTime - a non-profit organization that drives Americans to vote - will join The Huffington Post and AOL in its effort to register 250,000 young voters before the midterms. HuffPost and AOL will each embed OurTime’s voter registration tool its political coverage.

“OurTime is a leader in using technology to help young Americans register to vote,” said Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, in a release. “I’m delighted that The Huffington Post and OurTime will once again be joining forces, building on the success of our 2012 partnership, to use all the tools at our disposal to let all our voices be heard.”

Ahead of the 2012 election, OurTime partnered with The Huffington Post to successfully register 350,000 voters.

“There is no better place to engage young voters than online,” added Matthew Segal, co-founder of OurTime.org in the release. ”Arianna understands that intuitively, which makes Huffington Post a perfect destination for OurTime.org to register thousands of young voters this fall.”

The announcement was made to coincide with National Voter Registration Day.

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Arianna Huffington to Staff: ‘In August we reached 115 million global unique visitors’

arianna-huffington-photoThe Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington today emailed staff that in August 2014, the site reached 115 million global unique visitors, according to comScore. Said numbers make it the number one news site in the U.S.

HuffPost Politics saw 14.5 million unique visitors in August 2014, according to comScore, nearly 13% of THP’s global traffic.

See Arianna’s note to staff after the jump. Read more

Former NFL Athlete Donté Stallworth Named Huff Post Politics Fellow

The Huffington Post has named former NFL athlete Donté Stallworth a politics fellow to cover national security. Stallworth played for the Washington-area NFL team through August 2013 and prior, for the Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, and Philadelphia Eagles. Umm…ok?

While Stallworth lacks professional experience in the journalism industry, he’s been active on Twitter, as documented Thursday morning by The Washington Post, commenting on national and international current events. Back in February, he penned a piece for Think Progress on Michael Sam, who was recently released by the St. Louis Rams.

“As an NFL player I was fortunate to work with some of the best and brightest the game had to offer,” said Stallworth. “That same fortune follows me to The Huffington Post where Arianna Huffington is constantly ahead of the game in changing the ways we get our news. I’m blessed and honored to have such a great opportunity to work with some great minds and even better people.” Read more

The Huffington Post Presents ‘Ferguson: The Untold Story’

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 15.37.31The Huffington Post today announced a series of coverage from Ferguson, but different than what’s made headlines in the nearly two weeks since the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.

“Ferguson: The Untold Story” highlights the inspiring acts of kindness and generosity in the St. Louis suburb.

Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor-in-chief of HuffPost, writes in a post introducing the series, “Endlessly rerunning protests getting out of hand, looting, tear-gassing and arrests is not giving viewers a full picture of what is happening in the community at large…This untold story is one of compassion, ingenuity, kindness, trust, collaboration and community — of the many who have reached out to help those caught in middle of the conflict, whether children who couldn’t go to school or strangers without a place to stay.”

Already, 20 articles and HuffPost live interviews are a part of the collection, from people protecting stores against looters to persons donating food to needy families and free activities for children. Check out the full series, here.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.27.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

GalleyCat Our Interview with Arianna Huffington

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TVSpy Five Things I Learned About TV News Watching Fargo

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AllTwitter Why Visual Content Matters in the Social Age

Lost Remote New Series and Seasons Abound in this Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

FishbowlDC FCC Approves Sale of WJLA, News Channel 8 to Sinclair Broadcast Group

SocialTimes Five Social Media Campaigns: Brand Lessons from Around the World

AllFacebook Five Ways to Create Great Content for Facebook Pages

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InsideFacebook Are Brands Shifting to Owned Media Instead of Facebook?

PRNewser Will the YouTube/Michelle Phan Lawsuit Change the Influencer Game?

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Silicon Valley Tech-Like Amenities in HuffPost DC Newsroom

20140619_142634Looking for a newsroom environment with a fully stocked kitchen, beers on tap, meditation room, nap room, AND yoga studio? Probably not gonna happen. Unless you work at the DC bureau of The Huffington Post!

When I first heard about The Huffington Post’s DC digs, I wanted to call their bluff. How could the home of HuffPost Politics – the number one trafficked politics site – have all the amenities of a booming Silicon Valley tech giant?

I recently had the opportunity to tour the HuffPost DC bureau to see if the rumors were true. Spoiler alert – they were. Read more

Jefferson Book Party Toasts Arianna Huffington and Thrive

20140515_190857Last night at The Jefferson, Constance Milstein, Gail MacKinnon and Rachel Pearson hosted Arianna Huffington in celebration of her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.

Huffington wrote Thrive after a fall brought on by exhaustion and a lack of sleep sent her to the hospital.

“The motivation for writing the book was my own burnout, and then looking around and seeing how many millions are burned out. And then, asking the questions that we stop asking after college, ‘What is the good life? What is success?’ And if you think about it, we define success, in search of these two metrics of money and power, and in this town, especially power. And this is like trying to sit on a two legged stool. Sooner or later you fall off. Nothing wrong with these two metrics. It’s just that you need the third leg of the stool.” Read more

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes Discuss HRC with Roll Call Book Club

HRC - FINAL JacketUninvited from dinner tonight with Arianna Huffington following her book party at The Jefferson? Us too!

So why not head over to Roll Call Book Club’s discussion with Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen and The Hill’s Amie Parnes on their new book HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary ClintonRoll Call’s Capitol Hill Editor Jason Dick and Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni are set to sit down with Allen and Parnes to discuss Clinton’s expected second bid for the White House.

HRC – based on more than 200 interviews with Clinton colleagues, supporters, and enemies – explores her “friendships and alliances with Robert Gates, David Petraeus, Leon Panetta, Joe Biden, and the president himself” and explains “how Hillary fundamentally transformed the State Department through the force of her celebrity and her unparalleled knowledge of how power works in Washington.”

For more information, or to RSVP (the event starts at 6pm at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE) click here.

Roll Call Book Club is sponsored by Sprint, United States Senate Federal Credit Union, GW’s Graduate School of Political Management and Capitol Lounge.

HuffPost Calls for Your Best Arianna Huffington Impressions

arianna-huffington-photoGuests and viewers of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner once again were “privied” to a joke about Arianna Huffington‘s accent when entertainer for the evening – Joel McHale – said that it “represented 19 different nationalities.”

In celebration of the outlet’s ninth birthday, HuffPost has issued a call for submissions of the best Arianna impressions. Videos can be submitted via email or Vine, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #ThankYouDahling.

On Friday, they’ll feature favorites. In the meantime, check out HuffPost’s Sam Stein‘s (who’s automatically disqualified) here.

Weekend Show Preview: 4.11 – 4.13.

SundayShows12Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica and The Atlantic; Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry; Tavis Smiley, PBS; Peter BakerThe New York Times; Leigh GallagherFortune; Michael GersonThe Washington Post; and Frank RichNew York Magazine

“Fox News Sunday” : Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC); Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); Ways and Means Committee; Ranking Member Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI); and Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA

ABC’s “This Week” : Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.); Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky); James Carville, Democratic strategist; Laura Ingraham, syndicated radio host; and Robert Reich, former Clinton Labor Secretary

Univision’s “Al Punto” : Luis Guillermo Solís, President-Elect of Costa Rica; Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill); Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla); Arianna Huffington; Natalia Lizeth López, Mexican Indigenous activist; and Franco De Vita, Venezuelan singer and songwriter

CNN’s “State of the Union” : 9 amJeff Densmore, director of engineering, Dukane Seacom; Ken Christensen, president, Integrated Aviation Solutions; Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee; and Liz Mair, former RNC online communications director.  12 noonArnold Carr, sonar technology expert and Stephen Trimble, aviation journalist, Flight Global

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