TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Huffington and Celebrity Pals to Start Blog

huff.jpgBig news. Business 2.0 reports that Arianna Huffington is preparing to launch a web venture called the Huffington Report, which along with more pedestrian web content will feature a group blog by a bunch of famous people:

Based in New York and staffed with a full complement of editors, the Huffington Report appears to be a culture and politics webzine in the classic mold of Salon or Slate. It will have breaking news, a media commentary section called “Eat the Press,” and its most interesting innovation, a group blog manned by the cultural and media elite: Sen. Jon Corzine, Larry David, Barry Diller, Tom Freston, David Geffen, Vernon Jordan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Harry Evans and his wife, Tina Brown. That’s just to name a few, and Huffington is still recruiting.

I’m going to sponsor a contest: The first person who provides convincing proof that one of the celebrities’ blog posts was in fact written by an assistant will win an all-expense paid visit to the FishbowlLA offices.

Soft launch expected in April. Parody websites expected in about five hours.

Mediabistro Course

Get a Literary Agent

Get a Literary AgentStarting August 6, learn how to find the right agent for your book and write a query that will get the deal done! Taught by Barbara Clark, a book agent and publishing consultant, you will learn the best methods for finding a literary agent, the proper protocol and etiquette for seeking literary representation, how to send queries and more. Register now!