Arianna Huffington Wants You To Know the Truth About Arianna Huffington

In your crowdsourced Monday media column: The Huffington Post covers the hell out of Arianna Huffington; Janice Min refuses to be spoon fed; and the New York Times lets NYU students loose on its blog.

  • Former New Yorker and Portfolio publisher David Carey tells the Daily Front Row that the "60-and 70-hour weeks" at Hearst Magazine are "a lot of fun," thanks to the people and products. Funny, the one Hearst magazine we subscribe to mainly just encourages us to drink and pass out.

  • Janice Min might be turning the Hollywood Reporter into a glossy weekly, but the former Us Weekly editor swaggers like a blog publisher: "I guess it shakes the system out here that a so-called trade would dare to break news that wasn't spoon fed. Well, people had better get used to it." Talk like that is going to net some interesting freelance submissions.

  • Arianna Huffington was featured on the Huffington Post five times Sunday, in case you didn't notice her promoting her new book in other forms of media.

  • The New York Times launched a "hyperlocal" blog in conjunction with New York University, called The Local East Village. Half or more of the content will come from the "community," where "community" is defined to include NYU students spending insane amounts of money to learn to write for the New York Times. Circular, but effective. Correction: NYU's Jay Rosen emailed to tell us that the project's definition of community "specifically does not include NYU students, grad or undergrad." NYU students' contributions, then, will be 50 percent or less under the goals of the project.

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