The Huffington Post was sold for $315m just as The Online Journalism Handbook went to press. According to its founder this was a ‘merger of visions’ to fully realise ‘the launch of international Huffington Post sections (beginning with HuffPost Brazil); more emphasis on the growing importance of service and giving back in our lives; much more original video; and additional sections that would fill in some of the gaps in what we are offering our readers, including cars, music, games, and underserved minority communities’.

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