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Why Are 2 Million People Still Signed up For AOL's Dial-Up Internet?

Friday, August 08, 2014

AOL released their latest financial report this week, and the biggest surprise for most people was that the company still makes a ton of money from subscriptions to dial-up internet. 

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On The Media


Friday, August 16, 2013

Patch, AOL's hyper-local reporting site, has announced it is cutting its staff of 1,100 nearly in half. Brooke talks with the Wall Street Journal's Keach Hagey about what this means for local reporting and about AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's snap firing of an employee during a Patch-wide conference call.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Carr on Tech Conflicts of Interest

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

David Carr, media columnist for the business section of the New York Times, discusses the departure of Michael Arrington from TechCrunch and AOL, the ethical fine line in tech journalism, and where niche websites fit into the larger media landscape.

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It's A Free Blog

Will the Left Lose the Huffington Post?

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

If “The Social Network” walks away with Oscars this year, ushering in a series of Hollywood blockbusters about online powerhouses, we can expect the fictionalized feature about The Huffington Post to be one of the most entertaining. It already had the charismatic and eccentric protagonist, the roster of celebrity cameos and the upstart start-up mentality. It’s had its share of controversy including recent lawsuits alleging that members of the founding team have been written out of the script. It’s had skeptics questioning how it balances its roles as hub of original journalism, platform for progressive punditry, and nexus of entertainment “news” – and whether the “firing” of an unpaid contributor, who used journalist credentials for an act of labor protest, signaled a shift in its brand.

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Who Benefits from the HuffPost and AOL Merger?

Monday, February 07, 2011

I'm a big believer in brands. Arianna is a big brand and she's become an even bigger brand. And Glenn's obviously a big brand today. There couldn't be a better deal for both companies. It's an acceleration of everything that Tim [Armstrong, AOL CEO] has said he wanted to do.

— Betsy Morgan, President of Glenn Beck's The Blaze and former CEO of The Huffington Post on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show


Monday, February 07, 2011

AOL is set to acquire the Huffington Post and make Arianna Huffington head of all editorial content for the company. Jeff Jarvis, Author of the blog BuzzMachine and professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Ana Marie Cox, GQ Washington Correspondent and founder of the Wonkette blog, and Betsy Morgan, former CEO of The Huffington Post and current President of The Blaze, discuss what this move means for the the future of the liberal online community, and the media landscape in general.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: AOL, Subprime Charges, NFL

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

  • Media Takeout: Veteran media writer Johnnie L. Roberts explains how AOL is trying to reposition itself as a content creator, not on-ramp to the Internet, as it spins off from Time Warner.
  • Finance Takeout: The New York Times' Louise Story joins us with the latest on the Securities and Exchange Commission's case against three executives from the New Century Financial Corporation.
  • Sports Takeout: Our sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, looks at last night's Packers/Ravens matchup and looks ahead to the NFL playoffs.