Huffington Post just poached Facebook’s head of journalism partnerships, Liz Heron. At HuffPo, Heron will serve as executive editor, The Wall Street Journal reports. “Ms. Heron will effectively serve as editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington’s second-in-command,” it writes. “Ms. Huffington said she’s been searching for an executive editor for several months.”
Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. announced that all its content is now available on Watchup, a free streaming video news service.
'Cosmopolitan' is joining forces with NBC to produce a new scripted series, according to 'Variety,' which first reported the news.
In the 11 months to the end of August, Mail Online saw digital advertising grow by just 16%, The Guardian reports. That represents “a significant slowdown on the almost 50% rate of growth seen a year ago,” it notes. “The slowdown prompted analysts at Exane to publish a note to investors earlier this month warning that Mail Online was likely to miss its stated revenue target of £100m by the end of next year.”
Politico is testing paid subscriptions in Europe, The Press Gazette reports. As it writes: “The title, which launched a Europe edition in Brussels early this year in collaboration with Axel Springer, said the new service is ‘mainly based’ on the Politico Pro model in the United States, which provides a ‘real-time policy news service for professionals.”
Stephanie Newhouse has joined the board of directors of GlassView, a social video platform, the company announced this week.
John "Chip" Hutcheson III has been named president of the National Newspaper Association, a trade group that advocates for community newspapers across the U.S.
Melissa Strome has been promoted to publisher of 'Yoga Journal,' publisher Active Interest Media announced.
Hearst is putting $21 million into Complex Media in exchange for a minority stake in the millennial-focused publisher. “For Hearst, the deal is the traditional media company’s latest bid to diversify, as youth-skewing audiences shift toward Internet and mobile outlets,” Variety reports. “Complex joins Hearst’s investments in Vice Media, BuzzFeed, United Artists Media Group, and AwesomenessTV.”
Michael Finnegan has been named chief operating officer of Atlantic Media.