Up until recently, the "news" rarely ever made the news. In other words, news and news reporting was pretty boring until the advent of the internet and explosion of new platforms and myriad of information available.
Learn from Arianna Huffington, as I have: stay current; share power; maintain and grow your network of contacts; be on the lookout for opportunities. It's simple, really: believe in yourself and miracles can happen.
I have never felt the need to self-censor on The Huffington Post. We will see how things progress with the AOL/Huffington Post deal but I think it will be Arianna telling them a few things, not vice versa.
Greg Shove of Halogen casts the deal between AOL and The Huffington Post in proper light when he says, "AOL has just placed a big bet on the authentic web at scale," making an interesting use of two important terms.
As a fairly regular blogger on HuffPost, I can expertly say three things. I make no money from blogging, and I don't resent it; I don't intend to stop, and I don't agree with critics who challenge the current model.
If the 21st century is about "self-determination" -- and I think it is -- then we all need to be actively informed and engaged. Journalism has become an interactive, communal exercise in self-education.