Politics Daily

Politics Daily was an American political journalism web site launched by AOL News in April 2009.[1] It described itself as a "political news magazine for the general reader."[2] Melinda Henneberger, a former Newsweek and New York Times reporter,[1] was Editor in Chief.[2] Carl M. Cannon was the Executive Editor and senior Washington correspondent. Former Baltimore Sun reporter David Wood was chief military correspondent. Politics Daily columnist Jill Lawrence was a national political correspondent for USA Today. Washington Post columnist Donna Britt and Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet wrote for the web site.[3] Bucking the general trend of layoffs in the media industry due to declining advertising revenue in the late-2000s recession, Politics Daily had hired 22 professional writers and journalists by the end of April 2009,[4] with some reportedly earning salaries over US$100,000 annually.[1]

On March 10, 2011, Melinda Henneberger and other top Politics Daily staffers were among 200 editorial employees laid off at AOL.[5] It was later merged into The Huffington Post's Politics section.

Politics Daily
Type of site
Online political news daily
Owner AOL News
Created by Melinda Henneberger
Website http://www.politicsdaily.com
Commercial Yes
Registration No
Launched April 27, 2009
Current status Defunct


  1. ^ a b c Kurtz, Howard (2009-08-09). "Media Notes: Howard Kurtz on Politics Daily, AOL's Fledgling Web Site". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2009-08-15. The three-month-old venture has become a reemployment program for middle-aged journalists who lack the flash and dash of young bloggers -- and that is by design.
  2. ^ a b "About Politics Daily". Politics Daily. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  3. ^ Dornic, Matt (2009-08-10). "The People that Power Politics Daily". Fishbowl DC. Media Bistro. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  4. ^ Carlson, Nicholas (2009-04-15). "AOL Is Hiring Editors (TWX)". Business Insider. Retrieved 2009-08-15. And, unlike some new media empires, MediaGlow isn't only hiring young writers willing to forgo health insurance and full-time pay. They're hiring people with experience. Check out the bios for all the 22 people MediaGlow hired for its new site Politics Daily.
  5. ^ Rothstein, Betsy (2011-03-10). "Politics Daily's Melinda Henneberger laid off". mediabistro.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10.

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