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Jill Abramson/Steve Brill Start-up Might Include HuffPost

The news startup from Jill Abramson and Steve Brill might have a Huffington Post connection.

According to The New York Times, Abramson and Brill have discussed a potential deal with Arianna Huffington and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, in which HuffPost would “host” the new site.

The TBD site from Abramson and Brill will be subscription-based (likely about $3 per month) and will feature one longform story each month. Abramson has said they hope to pay writers up to $100,000 for each piece. If so, support from HuffPost would be helpful.

As of now, the talks are still going. Brill told the Times “The discussions are fairly serious and reaching a decision point.”

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Tessa Gould Joins BuzzFeed

Tessa Gould is joining BuzzFeed as its vice president of ad innovation and monetization. Gould comes to the site from The Huffington Post, where she served as director of native ad product. She also oversaw HuffPost Partner Studio, the site’s in-house creative agency.

“I am thrilled to be joining a highly talented team at such an exciting moment in time as they transition from a social advertising player and pop-culture staple to a global media brand,” Gould told Adweek, in a statement.

Gould added on Twitter that she was “excited about this next chapter.”

HuffPost Partners with Hulu

16x9__HPL_Master Art_4Hulu users get excited: The company has entered into a three year partnership with The Huffington Post to bring HuffPost Live content to the streaming network. Now you have something new to watch instead of that Simpsons episode where Homer does something dumb but lovable. You know the one.

Each HuffPost Live Conversations episode will be one hour long and include the interviews with celebrities, politicians and more.

First up for Hulu/HuffPost Live are interviews with Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. HuffPost will add new episodes every day.

Arianna Huffington to Interview Jennifer Lopez on HuffPost Live

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, is going to interview Jennifer Lopez on HuffPost Live. The interview will take place live at about 11:50 am.

Lopez is doing a press tour for her new memoir True Love. She and her sister — Lynda Lopez — will also be discussing The Lopez Family Foundation, their charity that seeks to empower young women.

You can submit questions for Lopez or just watch the interview by clicking here. A word of caution though, we’ve been informed the following topics are off-limits:

  • Bennifer
  • Lopez’s butt
  • Gigli
  • Huffington’s butt

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CNN Vet Alan Duke Jumps to Radar Online

AlanDukePhotoFor the past five and a half years, for all but one month, Alan Duke‘s byline has been the number one desktop-views attraction at CNN Digital. During that one month in question, Duke went on vacation for three weeks.

More specifically, for the first nine months of 2014, Duke’s byline attracted a staggering 300 million desktop page views. His most notable recent CNN item was a September 18 report, with Susan Candiotti, that Yorkville Endoscopy clinic workers told investigators they saw and heard Joan Rivers‘ personal doctor take a selfie with the unconscious entertainer.

Although Duke was spared in the latest round of CNN layoffs, the journalist – who had been with CNN since 1989 – decided it was time to leave. As of this week, he is the Los Angeles-based national correspondent for revamping AMI website Radar Online.

“Last month, there was an event that really told me this was the time to leave,” Duke tells FishbowlNY via telephone. “We had an internal “huddle” [meeting] for CNN Digital, which was both a pep talk and an update on business affairs. In the executives’ statements and voices, I just picked up panic and chaos.”

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HuffPost Partners with Leo Burnett

huffington postThe line between editorial and advertising continues to be blurred. Recognizing that, The Huffington Post has decided to just go ahead and cut to the chase by partnering with ad agency Leo Burnett.

Under the deal, staffers at HuffPost Partner Studio — the company’s in-house sponsored content team — will meet with Leo Burnett staffers to create ads, which will be used by the agency’s clients. The ads will also be featured on HuffPost and other AOL sites.

A recent survey found that 75 percent of US marketers intend to increase their content marketing spend, but that 70 percent found content creation a key challenge,” said Jimmy Maymann, HuffPost’s CEO, in a statement. “This partnership between The Huffington Post and Leo Burnett answers that clear market need. Together we will be able to offer brands a unique combination of award-winning creative talent and unparalleled expertise in developing, distributing and amplifying highly shareable brand content.”

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Country Living and HuffPost Add to Teams

A couple Revolving Door items for you this afternoon, involving Country Living and The Huffington Post. Details are below.

  • Charlyne Mattox has been named Country Living‘s food & craft director. She most recently served as Real Simple’s senior food editor. While at Real Simple, Mattox was nominated for a James Beard Foundation award for Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication. She begins October 20.
  • Ali Watkins is joining HuffPost Politics as a reporter covering national security and politics. Watkins comes to HuffPost from McClatchy DC. She also starts October 20.

Huffington Post to Launch HuffPost Greece

Huffington Post Logo 1-18The Huffington Post Media Group is preparing a homecoming of sorts. Well, at least for Arianna Huffington. The company is launching a Greek-language edition of HuffPost in collaboration with 24Media, Greece’s largest digital publisher.

“For me personally, it’s the ultimate homecoming, not only because of my Greek heritage, but because HuffPost is, not coincidentally, very much rooted in a Greek tradition of bringing people together and facilitating interesting conversations,” Huffington said, in a statement.

HuffPost has had a busy couple of months. The company announced an Arabic-launguage site, followed by HuffPost India. Huffington also declared the collection of sites had passed 100 million unique views in August. All that and the company even suckered readers into paying one of its reporters salaries! Well done, HuffPost. Well done.

Dana Liebelson Joins HuffPost Politics

photo.jpgDana Liebelson is joining The Huffington Post’s politics team. Liebelson has worked as a reporter for Mother Jones and contributed to The Week and Marie Claire.

“At HuffPost, she’ll focus on tech policy and politics but won’t limit herself to any particular topic, continuing with the remarkable breadth she’s shown so far in her career,” wrote Amanda Terkel, HuffPost politics managing editor, in a memo announcing the news.

Liebelson joins HuffPost’s Washington bureau in October.

Arianna Celebrates Major HuffPost Milestone

For Arianna Huffington, a comScore traffic report can sometimes be much more than a simple amalgamation of numbers. Per a memo circulated today to staff, it is also in some instances a flashpoint for a wave of prideful memories about how her company started and has grown.

HuffPosters,

Huffington-Post-150x150Today I’m delighted to share the news of a major HuffPost milestone: in August we reached 115 million global unique visitors – the first time we’ve surpassed 100 million UVs on comScore – making us the #1 news site in the United States. (Our internal numbers, at 368 million UVs, are of course much higher) So much for the dog days of summer! August was also the fourth consecutive month HuffPost was recognized as the largest publisher on Facebook – with more than double the social actions of the second-largest publisher. In every significant growth area of the media business – social and mobile and video and native and global – HuffPost continues to lead the way.

I have to say, this news made me a lot more emotional than a comScore stat usually does. It’s the same feeling I get when I walk into our newsroom and see how a group of five has become a teeming team of hundreds – or when I visit one of our 11 flourishing international editions. It’s a lump-in-the-throat combination of gratitude and amazement; of satisfaction at what we’ve accomplished and surprise at how fast it all happened; of nostalgia for the early days when we celebrated every small spike in traffic and a delight in knowing that our best days, without question, still lie ahead.

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