Publishing is Dead; Long Live Publishing!

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(2.93, 28 ratings)

We hear it all the time: newspapers are dying, magazines are dying, book publishing is dying. But, like Mark Twain’s demise, these gloom and doom pronouncements are greatly exaggerated. The online explosion has actually created a renaissance in reading. Publishers just need to find new and innovative ways to reach these digitally-focused eyeballs. Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington talks about this brave new world.

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Arianna Huffington

The Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of twelve books. She is also co-host of “Left, Right & Center,” public radio’s popular political roundtable program, and is a frequent guest on television shows such as Charlie Rose, Real Time with Bill Maher, Larry King Live, Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that has quickly become one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2006, she was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. In 2008, she was named Media Person of the Year by I Want Media, and wrote the introduction to The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

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David Smith
02/24/2010 6:02am EST

I wonder whether this would have been better as a Q&A session as I thought Arianna had a lot to say when answering the few Qs that came up at the end

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Jon Williams
02/24/2010 5:00am EST

Interesting that this presentation got rated so low. Makes me wonder if publishing “gets it” when it comes to community?

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Mark J. Levitt
01/21/2010 2:22pm EST

HuffPo definitely “gets it.” I loved the Web 2.0 Expo Twitter coverage they assembled ( last Fall.

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