HuffPost

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HuffPost
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Type of site
News and opinion
Available in
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
FoundedMay 9, 2005 (2005-05-09)
Headquarters770 Broadway, New York City,
United States 10003[1]
OwnerAOL
Created by
EditorLydia Polgreen
ParentVerizon Media
Websitewww.huffpost.com
Alexa rankIncrease 322 (October 2018)[2]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedMay 9, 2005; 14 years ago (2005-05-09)
Current statusActive

HuffPost (used to be called the The Huffington Post) is an American news website and political blog. It was founded in 2005 by Andrew Breitbart, Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, and Jonah Peretti.[3] The website prints news stories and columns (called blogs) by celebrities, politicians, academics, and other well known people who have been invited to write for them.

HuffPost has around 25 million visitors each month and is the most well known political blog in the world.[4] Der Spiegel calls The Huffington Post the most important source of information for millions of Americans.[5]

On February 7, 2011, AOL announced it would acquire The Huffington Post for US$315 million.[6][7]

Contributors[change | change source]

HuffPost has both staff writers, and other individuals they have invited to write for them, from politicians and celebrities to academics and policy experts, who contribute on a wide range of topics. The term blog is used for columns written by both staff and invited columnists.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Huffington Post company profile - Office locations, Competitors, Financials, Employees, Key People, News - Craft.co". craft.co.
  2. "huffingtonpost.com Traffic Statistics". Alexa Internet. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  3. Shontell, Alyson (June 1, 2017). "How BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti took an instant messaging bot and turned it into a $1.5 billion media empire". Business Insider. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  4. "Übernahme: AOL kauft Huffington Post - Golem.de". www.golem.de.
  5. Pitzke, Marc; York, New (10 April 2008). "Erfolgs-Blog "Huffington Post": Amerikas Alpha-Bloggerin mischt den Wahlkampf auf" – via Spiegel Online.
  6. "AOL Agrees To Acquire The Huffington Post". HuffPost. February 7, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  7. Steel, Emily (February 8, 2011). "AOL to Acquire Huffington Post". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 6, 2019.

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