The Huffington Post

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The Huffington Post
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Foundation dateMay 2005
HeadquartersNew York City, United States
Founder(s)Arianna Huffington
Kenneth Lerer
Jonah Peretti
Andrew Breitbart
Key peopleArianna Huffington (editor-in-chief)
Tim Armstrong (CEO)
Roy Sekoff (editor)
Anne Sinclair (French edition editor-in-chief)
Slogan(s)"The Internet Newspaper: News, Blogs, Video, Community"
Alexa rankNegative increase 98 (April 2013)[1]
Type of sitePolitical weblog
Available inEnglish, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
LaunchedMay 9, 2005
Current statusActive

The Huffington Post is an American news website and political blog founded in 2005. On February 7, 2011, AOL announced it would acquire The Huffington Post for US$315 million.

The Huffington Post prints news stories and columns (called blogs) by celebrities, politicians, academics, and other well known people who have been invited to write for them.

The Huffington Post has around 25 million visitors each month and is the most well known political blog in the world.[2] Der Spiegel calls The Huffington Post the most important source of information for millions of Americans.[3]

Writers[change | change source]

The Huffington Post 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. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  2. "Übernahme: AOL kauft Huffington Post -".
  3. Pitzke, Marc; York, New (10 April 2008). "Erfolgs-Blog "Huffington Post": Amerikas Alpha-Bloggerin mischt den Wahlkampf auf" – via Spiegel Online.