Huffington Starting Online Publishing Venture

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By: E&P Staff

Tribune Media Services columnist Arianna Huffington is starting an online publishing venture called the “Huffington Report,” according to an article on the Business2.com Web site.

Greg Lindsay’s story said the New York-based HR, slated for an April launch, “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.”

According to the article, Huffington’s business partner is Ken Lerer, former head of AOL Time Warner corporate communications.

Huffington, a former conservative who now writes from a liberal perspective, has authored 10 books. In addition, she ran as an independent in the 2003 California gubernatorial race won by Arnold Schwarzenegger — finishing fifth in a field of more than 100 candidates.

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