Huffington Post Hiring Reporters
Posted on November 30, 2006The Huffington Post has hired Melinda Henneberger, a former Newsweek reporter, and plans to hire additional journalists according to a New York Times article. The Times article says the journalists will be paid unlike HuffPo's bloggers who are not paid.
The site already offers a mix of opinion and breaking news from wire services and other sources, but Ms. Huffington said she wanted to produce reported pieces that were expressed with individual voices.Henneberger has a bio here on MSNBC's website and a blog already on the Huffington Post. The Huffington Post's website currently lists openings for associate editors and associate news editors. More coverage can be found at Techmeme.
"That's the combination you need online," she said, adding that unlike bloggers, who generally file when they want to, her reporters will have deadlines and regular schedules and will travel for their articles. Also unlike bloggers, Ms. Huffington said, they will be paid.
Ms. Henneberger, 48, who lives in Washington and had been a reporter for The New York Times as well as Newsweek, where she is a contributing editor, has been writing a book for the last two years about women voters.
She said she was joining The Huffington Post not because of frustration with print media but because "it's such a great opportunity to build my own team."