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HuffPost Live Laying Off Staff And Shuttering LA Office as It Expands Internationally (The Verge)
According to several sources familiar with the matter, HuffPost Live will be shutting down its Los Angeles office. About 20 staffers worked at the LA outpost, and a number of those losing their positions on the West Coast will be offered the opportunity to move east and join the HuffPost Live team in New York. Los Angeles Business Journal The studio launched last summer to supply four hours of daily programming for HuffPost Live. The programming features discussions about current events, with some coming from studios in New York and Washington. TheWrap / MediaAlley Huffington Post told TheWrap that more than two-thirds of HuffPost Live’s L.A. staff were offered positions in New York. The LA operation had 26 staffers, putting the cutbacks below 10. TVNewser HuffPost Live has lost a number of hosts in recent months, mostly to the world of TV news. Alicia Menendez joined Fusion, Abby Hunstman joined MSNBC and Jacob Soboroff joined Pivot. While it has been transformative in terms of the content it presents, its live viewership has remained low, instead relying heavily on after-the-fact tune-in.
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Each year I Want Media offers those interested its “The Future of Media” talk, and this year’s lineup includes some heavy hitters. Panelists include Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times; Henry Blodget, CEO and editor of Business Insider; Cindy Jeffers, CEO and CTO of Salon Media; Jonah Peretti, CEO and founder of BuzzFeed; and Roy Sekoff, president of HuffPost Live.
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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 and president of HuffPost Live, Roy Sekoff, the crew visits the cavernous Huffington Post newsroom where hundreds of writers sit keyboard to keyboard under the watchful gaze of Arianna Huffington herself who plays the always gracious hostess by offering up some tasty Greek Christmas cookies. After burning through the sugar high, the guys mingle with the ghosts of journalism past in the HuffPost Live newsroom where live news is served up eight hours a day by tables of writers, producers and editors who always know what time it is in Funkytown.
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HuffPost Live, the news video venture from The Huffington Post, has arrived. At 10 am this morning, the live content begins rolling in. There will be plenty of it — 12 hours of it, to be specific. That’s enough to separate HuffPost Live from other news sites, but there’s more: HuffPost Live is chock full of interactive features.
The biggest is the “Join This Segment” box, which — if you’re qualififed enough — lets you offer your two cents on whatever is being discussed by the HuffPost anchors. Yes, HuffPost Live is going to put everyone on the same level as the experts, the celebrities and more.
The Huffington Post held a garden party to celebrate the launch of its new iPad magazine, “Huffington,” Last night. FishbowlNY was there at the Gramercy Park Hotel rooftop bar, along with a few hundred of Arianna Huffington‘s friends, staffers and a few famous faces.
We spotted Huffington Post Media Group editorial director Howard Fineman, Huffington Post editor Roy Sekoff, HuffPost’s Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Wood and NBC News president Steve Capus in the crowd, among other well-dressed and well-heeled guests.
Huffington and Tim O’Brien, who is overseeing the venture for the company, made brief remarks:
“You may be asking ‘why a magazine?’ well the answer is that now The Huffington Post has 1,500 stories a day, about 70 to 80 of them original, and we found that we needed to pull the best, and put them in a beautiful setting like jewels, so that you could enjoy them when you had time over the weekend,” Huffington said. “It is the difference between a one-night stand and a long getaway weekend where you really get to know someone.”
During today’s event to preview the forthcoming HuffPost Streaming Network, its head, Roy Sekoff, mentioned that the network will be a full division of the media company and equipped with at least 100 employees.
Arianna Huffington chimed in that they are actively hiring at every level in preparation for the summer launch.
Sekoff added that they are especially interested in people who are great with video.
Is that you?
Today at the AOL Studios in New York, AOL and HuffPost execs assembled media pros for hors d’oeuvres – including, as one reporter put it, lobster bisque in a shot glass – a one-year anniversary celebration, and an unveiling of the HuffPost Streaming Network.
It was a year ago this week that AOL announced the purchase of Huffington Post. Where has the time gone?
For the HuffPost, time has gone to what seems like a launch every week. In the last year, it rolled out 44 new sections in addition to international expansion into France, Canada and the UK, with Quebec, Spain, and Italy editions forthcoming.
Let AOL CEO Tim Armstrong tell it, they just weren’t waiting for the wind to blow; instead, they were stepping out and taking chances.
Enter its streaming network. It’s headed by HuffPost founding editor, Roy Sekoff, who, regarding the network’s mix of live video, user engagement and off-the-fly programming, said passionately: “People don’t want to be told the news anymore.”
Arianna Huffington commented that the HuffPost Universe, it’s stories, reporters, and community will be the script for the network.