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HuffPost Live to Stream Election Night Coverage

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HuffPost Live will cover the Tuesday, November 4 midterm elections via livestream, to be hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, Alyona Minkovski, and Howard Fineman.

Programming will be filmed in HuffPost’s New York studio starting at 6 pm with Ryan Grim, Sam Stein, Sabrina Siddiqui, and Mark Blumenthal offering analysis from DC. Coverage is expected to last until midnight.

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HuffPost Hires Star McClatchy Intern Ali Watkins

HCvevMFR_reasonably_smallThe Huffington Post announced Wednesday that Ali Watkins will join its DC bureau as a political reporter.

The 2014 Temple grad’s name may ring as bell. As an intern for McClatchy this past Spring, she was part of the team that broke the story that the CIA spied on computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim made the announcement to staff in a memo this afternoon. In it, he said, “We knew Ali would be a fantastic hire back when she was a college senior and worked on the McClatchy team that broke the news that the CIA was spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee over the panel’s torture report. Ali is a 2014 graduate of Temple University, where she excelled not only in journalism, but as a rower and triathlete as well. Ali will continue her focus on national security and the intelligence community, while covering general politics and Congress as well.

Watkins starts October 20.

HuffPost’s Ferguson Fellowship $40k Crowd-Funding Goal Met

Screen-Shot-2014-08-21-at-09.53.14In August, The Huffington Post joined with Beacon Reader, a crowdfunding platform for primarily freelance journalists, to launch the Ferguson Fellowship, a crowd-funded way to ensure coverage for the next year from the Missouri town where unarmed man Michael Brown was shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson.

Asking the public to fund its coverage from Ferguson, Mo. drew criticism from several members of the media, including AdAge’s Simon Dumenco (via this article), The Guardian’s Alex Koppelman (via this tweet), and Jim Romenesko (via this post). HuffPost Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim responded on HuffPost Live, saying, “Sure, the criticism is fair, but we are seriously investing in it…Either it was going to be this way, or we weren’t going to be able to have someone on the ground.”

In support of fellowship recipient Mariah Stewart, 633 backers have surpassed the $40,000 goal to enable Stewart’s coverage from Ferguson for The Huffington Post over the next 12 months. The goal was met Sunday, three days prior its deadline. A Huffington Post spokesperson told FishbowlDC the outlet did not contribute to the $40k goal in order to have it met before deadline. 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

HuffPost Responds to Criticisms on Crowd Sourced Ferguson Fellowship

Yesterday, The Huffington Post announced the creation of the Ferguson Fellowship, a partnership with the Beacon Reader to enable a citizen journalist to “monitor the activity of the local and county police forces once the national spotlight dims” and “learn the intricacies of public records requests in an effort to divine the funding sources and uses of military gear in the county.”

Today, HuffPost Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and HuffPost Ferguson Fellow Mariah Stewart went on HuffPost Live to respond to criticisms. HuffPost tells FishbowlDC that critics of the crowd funded fellowship – The Guardian’s Alex Koppelman (via this tweet), Jim Romenesko (via this post), and AdAge’s Simon Dumenco (via this article) – were invited on as guests by producers, but all declined.

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HuffPost Selects Beacon Reader’s Mariah Stewart for Ferguson Fellowship

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 09.53.14In preparation for the day when out of town reporters return home and those local take on a new beat, The Huffington Post is committed to telling the story of the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. for many months to come.

“It’s a question on the minds of nearly every resident, who know the camera crews will eventually fold up their sticks and pack up their vans, the West Florissant McDonald’s will transform from an international media filing center into a trivia question,” wrote Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief of HuffPost in “The Huffington Post is not Leaving Ferguson.” “But the local police will still be there, along with the structural inequality and racial disparities that sparked the crisis.” Read more

HuffPost, WaPo Issue Statements on Arrests of Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly in Ferguson

Following the arrests of The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and HuffPost’s Ryan Reilly in Ferguson, Mo., statements from both outlets have been issued. Fishbowl earlier reported that Lowery and Reilly are in Ferguson amid protests in the Missouri town after an unarmed African American teen – Michael Brown – was shot and killed by police on Saturday.

Just before 8pm on Wednesday evening, Lowery and Reilly were working from and patronizing a McDonald’s in the town when police entered, arrested and assaulted the two, who were later released without charges, paperwork or the names of the arresting officers.

HuffPost DC bureau chief Ryan Grim issued the following statement: Read more

Beer, Bourbon Take Center Stage at HuffPost Politics Roundtable on Washington Lobbying

Part three of HuffPost Politics “Drinking and Talking” series hit the web this morning and this time it’s on the topic of lobbying in Washington.

At the table is John Feehery, president, Quinn Gillespie & Associates Public Affairs; Heather Podesta, founder, Heather Podesta & Partners; and QGA senior director Jim Manley with HuffPost Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim, HuffPost White House correspondent Sam Stein, and a fine spread of wine, steak and martinis from The Palm restaurant and more from HuffPost’s fully stocked kitchen.

Pour yourself a lunchtime Makers and check it out for an under the influence look at Lobbying 101.

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HuffPost Reporter Recognizes Voice, Can’t Place It When He Calls WH Press Shop

Zach WahlsWashington bureau chief of The Huffington Post Ryan Grim this week called the White House press shop, and was answered by a voice he recognized but couldn’t place.

Re-meet Zach Wahls, who rose to internet fame in 2011 when he spoke about his family life and growing up with two mothers at an Iowa state legislature forum on the topic of marriage-equality.

In 2012, Wahls travelled to Charlotte, NC, where he spoke at the Democratic National Convention and went on to write My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family.

Click on over to The Huffington Post for the full story on Grim’s phone-encounter with Wahls.

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

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