The FINANCIAL — New York, NY, August 1, 2011 –The AOL Huffington Post Media Group, a leading source of news, opinion, entertainment, community and digital information, today announces two new sites:
HuffPost Women, a destination for women eager to explore and engage around ideas about success and fulfillment, and HuffPost Parents, a news and gathering place offering encouragement and advice for more thoughtful and rewarding parenting. Both sites offer The Huffington Post's signature approach to real-time news and opinion, and cultivate passionate communities powered by the latest social engagement tools. Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of The AOL Huffington Post Media Group, made the announcement.
In connection with the site launches, The AOL Huffington Post Media Group announces the appointments of two new editors, adding to its growing stable of journalistic talent. Farah Miller, most recently a digital editor for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, has been named Managing Editor of Parents and Margaret Wheeler Johnson has been named Women's Editor. Marlo Thomas has been named Editor-at-Large of HuffPost Women, and will be regularly writing and doing video for the site. Both sites are overseen by Lori Leibovich, Executive Women's Editor.
"We're delighted to introduce HuffPost Women," said Arianna Huffington, "a site for women looking to redefine success and what it means to live a healthy, happy, well-rounded life. It will highlight an approach to living that centers on the happiness that comes from feeling good by doing good; that draws attention to the importance of 'unplugging and recharging'; that cheers on the continued shattering of glass ceilings; and that embraces a fearless attitude about work, love, money, beauty, relationships, and friendships."
"HuffPost Women and HuffPost Parents will be part of a highly social community where people can connect, swap ideas, and lend support. HuffPost Parents is a place where parents can come together and share their experiences — from the heartfelt to the hilarious, from the useful to the purely entertaining," continued Huffington.
HuffPost Womenfeatures original video, commentary, and women's news coverage, as well as career, money, and relationship advice, and moving personal stories. The site, which officially launches today, provides an opportunity for women from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to share their stories and insights on a range of topics, from saving and investing wisely to career advancement to working motherhood, friendship and romantic relationships.
Margaret Wheeler Johnson, HuffPost Women Editor, has worked on the editorial staffs of Babble.com and Vogue, and has written for Slate, DoubleX, Alternet, and The Financial Times. Said Wheeler Johnson: "In addition to offering news and insight on subjects important to women, the goal of HuffPost Women is to incorporate more female voices into the larger conversations being had across all of our verticals. We're a platform women can stand on while telling the stories that matter to them, and we're making sure those stories get heard loud and clear."
HuffPost Parentscovers the joys, challenges and complexities of modern parenthood, with expert advice on issues that parents care about, including work/life balance and the effects of technology on modern family life. The site, which launches Wednesday, covers parenting of children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. It offers original reported pieces, essays videos, slide shows, blog posts, interactive infographics, and more. HuffPost Parents filters the news through a parenting lens and presents a myriad of voices around the latest scientific research, policy decisions impacting children, schooling, environmental influences on development, psychological and physical wellness, and the consumption of media by children.
Farah Miller, HuffPost Parents Editor, has twelve years experience in online media. Most recently, she was the deputy editor for digital at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Prior to that, Miller was the senior web editor for Hearst's O, The Oprah Magazine, as well as an editor/producer at Conde Nast's Brides.com and iVillage. Earlier in her career, Miller ran online marketing for Alfred A. Knopf and Pantheon Books at Random House, where she produced innovative campaigns for bestselling authors, including Jennifer Egan, Bret Easton Ellis and Haruki Murakami. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and 18 month old daughter.