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.
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.