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Details Dribble Out On ‘HuffPost Live’

More details continue to leak out regarding “HuffPost Live,” The Huffington Post’s upcoming web-TV network. The Hollywood Reporter has the latest, including the news that HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington will be reviving the “Shadow Conventions” this year… and that they will all be streamed online.

HuffPost executives have yet to finalize participants for the Shadow Conventions, which Huffington along with a handful of nonprofit and interest groups first launched during the 2000 presidential election. In 2000, the series of grassroots events organized as an alternative to the highly scripted national political conventions, counted Sen. John McCain (whose bid for the Republican nomination had already been torpedoed), Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Jesse Jackson, Warren Beatty and Huffington Post bloggers Bill Maher and Harry Shearer among the participants. As in 2000, the Shadow Conventions will take place in the same location as the RNC and DNC conventions. But this time, they will all be streamed live.

THR also has details on some of the people who have been signed on to host programs for the network. There are some familiar names:
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Media Turns a Reflective Eye Inward at Mirror Awards

Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications held its sixth annual Mirror Awards ceremony at the Plaza Hotel this afternoon, honoring the year’s best media reporting.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper emceed the ceremony, which TVNewser attended. He opened the event with commentary on the role of news organizations in society, noting the importance of incorporating women and minorities into a media industry “traditionally dominated by — well, frankly, by white men. Woohoo, white men,” Cooper said sarcastically.

“Please don’t Tweet that!” Cooper said as the crowd laughed. “Arianna, take your hands off that keyboard. At least explain, give it some context!”

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was also on hand to present the I-3 Award for Impact, Innovation and Influence to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

TVNewser spotted Arianna Huffington and Gabriel Sherman, who is working on a book about Fox News and was nominated for “Elephant in the Green Room,” a New York magazine feature on the network.  Also on the guest list: Contessa Brewer, Poppy Harlow, CNN News Networks president Greg D’Alba, “CBS This Morning” executive producer Chris Licht and MSNBC vice president of primetime programming Bill Wolff.

For a full list of winners, visit the Mirror Awards website.

(Photo Credit: Syracuse University)

Newsers Prep for TIME 100 Gala

The TIME 100 gala is tonight at Time Warner Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. The annual list celebrates those the magazine has deemed the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Among them Matt Lauer who will be in attendance tonight. Other tvnewsers scheduled to attend: Ann Curry, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Ann Coulter, Arianna Huffington, Willie Geist, Jane Pauley, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Ayman Mohyeldin. They’ll be rubbing shoulders with the likes of honorees Chelsea HandlerKristen Wiig, Jeremy Lin, and Victor Cruz. And we’ll let you know if attendee Greta Van Susteren will have a chance to chat with comedian and honoree Louis C.K., considering their stormy past.

FishbowlNY will be on the red carpet so look for a report tomorrow.

(Photo: Gillian Laub for TIME)

Lauren Kapp Leaves NBC News for Huffington Post

Longtime NBC Newser Lauren Kapp is jumping to the Huffington Post.

Kapp who lead marketing and communications for NBC News, will join HuffPo in a larger, newly-created role as SVP of global strategy, marketing and communications (See today’s NYTimes story on revamping at HuffPost). Kapp, who is a key adviser to NBC News president Steve Capus, will do the same for Arianna Huffington. “I am delighted to welcome Lauren to HuffPost as a member of our executive team,” said Huffington. “For a decade, Lauren has been an innovator and key advisor at NBC News, helping that historic and venerated brand maintain its standing and expand its audience during a time of tremendous upheaval in media.”

“I am thoroughly honored to have the opportunity to work alongside Arianna and the talented HPMG team,” says Kapp. “I have been a fan of their work for a long time and am excited and invigorated to join them on a ride that has generated so much success and growth.”

Kapp joined NBC News from ABC News in 2002, first as the publicist for the “Today” show and later for “Nightly News with Brian Williams.” She was promoted to SVP of NBC News communications in 2010.

Pres. Obama’s Coffee with Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Arianna Huffington and More

ABC’s Jake Tapper has an item about a meeting Pres. Obama had yesterday with “an all-star list of progressive and liberal media folks.”

Those there included the Washington Post‘s Ezra Klein and Greg Sargent, MSNBC anchors Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, and Chris Hayes, the Nation’s editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, the New York Times‘ Frank Bruni, and stars of the interwebs Arianna Huffington, Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo, Faiz Shakir of ThinkProgress and Joy Reid of The Reid Report.

Tapper writes, “the group chatted with the president about economic messaging [and] his agenda for 2012″ among other things.

Well, Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren has a few things to say about this, calling some media outlets hypocritical for reporting a story a few weeks ago questioning whether Van Susteren should divulge her husband’s friendships with Washington political insiders.

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So Long AOL TV. Site Becomes HuffPost TV

An Aol brand is taking on le nom de Huffington. Arianna Huffington just announced the launch of HuffPost TV, a re-launch of the site formerly known as AOL TV. From Arianna:

In its new incarnation, HuffPost TV will have many of the same features you’ve come to know: exclusive interviews and clips, reviews and recaps, and TV listings. But now, we’re adding HuffPost’s powerful blog and community platforms to the mix, giving you an even more comprehensive — and much more social — look at everything happening in the world of TV, both onscreen and off.

Contributors on the site today include Bill Maher, Aaron Sorkin, Norman Lear and Dr. Phil. The vibrant MEDIA section of Huffington Post continues reporting on the TV News side of television. Aol bought Huffington Post earlier this year for $315 million.

Charlie Gasparino to Face Off with Arianna Huffington on ABC’s ‘This Week’

Brace yourself, because it looks like ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” may have quite the roundtable on Sunday. The Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington will appear, as will Fox Business Network correspondent Charlie Gasparaino. They will be joined by ABC’s George Will and Brookings Institution fellow Alice Rivkin. It is a safe bet that the debt ceiling and the economy will be a big topic of discussion.

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Mika Brzezinski shows her value at book party

Mika Brzezinski and "Morning Joe" EP Chris Licht

Monday night, Michael’s Resaturant was the scene of a party for Mika Brzezinski and her new book “Knowing Your Value.”

Miles Nadal, the CEO of MDC Partners and The Daily Beast/Newsweek‘s Tina Brown hosted the night. Guests included Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Arianna Huffington, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, NBC News “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, former CNN host Kathleen Parker, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, CBS News’s Lesley Stahl, IAC chairman Barry Diller, former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., MSNBC/The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capeheart, and Daily News‘s Mort Zuckerman.

Mika’s “Morning Joe” partner Joe Scarborough was not in attendance following the death of his father last week. EP Chris Licht, who is expected to announce in the coming days he’s leaving the network for an executive position at CBS News, was on hand.

  • More pictures after the jump…

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Barry Larkin Joins ESPN As Baseball Tonight Analyst

Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin has joined ESPN as a Baseball Tonight analyst. The 12-time MLB All-Star will make his debut on the network in early March.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to work at ESPN with Karl Ravech, John Kruk and Bobby Valentine, Baseball Tonight and the whole crew,” said Larkin. “I’ve heard a lot of great things about the place and I’m looking forward to being a part of the team.” Read more

This is How Christiane Amanpour Rolls

Some network anchors get chauffeured around the city in company-provided town cars.

Not ABC “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour.

Amanpour, along with a bevy of powerful women in the media–including Tina Brown and Barbara Walters–toasted Arianna Huffington at midtown media hotspot Michael’s yesterday.

As Amanpour was leaving, Huffington tweeted a picture of her mode of transport:

“After the lunch, @camanpour took off on her bicycle!”

So how does Amanpour roll? Find out after the jump.

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