|By PR Newswire||
|January 8, 2014 07:45 PM EST||
LONDON, January 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Comment, Analysis, and Insight From World Renowned Figures
The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com) and the Berggruen Institute on Governance (http://www.berggruen.org) today announce the creation of THEWORLDPOST, a new online publication that will bring together an unparalleled group of contributors from diverse countries, backgrounds, and perspectives.
Editorial board members and contributors include a diverse range of political leaders, past and present; global thinkers and Nobel laureates; and disruptive entrepreneurs from game-changing technology companies.
By joining the political and policy clout and global programs of the Berggruen Institute on Governance with the distribution power, state-of-the-art media platform, news, features and investigative reporting of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Huffington Post, THEWORLDPOST promises to be an entirely new and influential force on the global media landscape.
Nicolas Berggruen commented:
The Huffington Post has changed the boundaries and reinvented the media, as we know it today. With its award winning journalism and global reach, now with ten thriving international editions, I am confident this joint initiative will help shape and cultivate the ideas of tomorrow.
Arianna Huffington commented:
Having served with Nicolas on the Institute's 21st Century Council, and most recently in Beijing this month, where we had a unique set of meetings with Chinese political, business and media leaders, I have seen first-hand the impressive work of the Institute in a short space of time and I can think of no better partner as we continue to expand the global reach and influence of our work at The Huffington Post.
THEWORLDPOST can be found both at http://www.theworldpost.com and in place of the current World section of the Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/world/. Its content will be published by the ten international editions of the Huffington Post including, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, and Brazil.
Content will be syndicated through the Global Viewpoint Network of the Tribune Media Services to print publications around the world ranging from The South China Morning Post to El Pais to O Estado de Sao Paulo to Yomiuri Shimbun, among many others. Building on the work of Global Viewpoint over the last two decades, THEWORLDPOST will continue to provide unique op-eds to publications such as The Financial Times and The International Herald Tribune.
Asia Society will provide THEWORLDPOST with world-class, distinctive content about Asia - on current events, policy, business, and the arts and culture.
"THEWORLDPOST can help build critical bridges of understanding, and we are proud to be a premier partner for its Asia content," said Asia Society President & CEO Josette Sheeran. "From 'ChinaFile' to Asia Society blogs to videos of our top-flight events, our content will help THEWORLDPOST reach leaders throughout Asia."
THEWORLDPOST will launch in January 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Davos. THEWORLDPOST will also host an inaugural conference, expected to coincide with the 21st Century Council meeting of the Berggruen Institute in October 2014.
Nathan Gardels, Senior Advisor to the Berggruen Institute, will serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief. He remains Editor-in-Chief of New Perspectives Quarterly (NPQ) and of the Global Viewpoint Network and Nobel Laureates Plus (services of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media).
Peter Goodman, Executive Business Editor of the Huffington Post, will serve as the Executive Editor of THEWORLDPOST. Previously, Peter was the National Economics Correspondent of The New York Times and Foreign Correspondent for The Washington Post.
The Editorial Board consists of:
- Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman, Berggruen Institute on Governance
- Juan Luis Cebrian, CEO, PRISA
- John Elkann, Chairman and CEO, EXOR
- Yoichi Funabashi, President, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation/ Former Editor-in-Chief, Asahi Shimbun
- Nathan Gardels, Editor, New Perspectives Quarterly
- Arianna Huffington, Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group
- Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, Aspen Institute
- Wadah Khanfar, President, Al Sharq Forum
- Pierre Omidyar, Founder and Chairman, eBay
- Dileep Padgaonkar, Consulting Editor, The Times of India
- Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Eric Schmidt commented:
"A lot of information is floating around the world, but there is precious little communication across cultural and political boundaries. THEWORLDPOST partnership between Huffington Post and the Berggruen Institute on Governance will go a long way toward helping to close this deficit by connecting the dots with a global perspective. I can think of no other publication out there with such an impressive roster of high-profile contributors from all corners of the planet. In short order, THEWORLDPOST will become an influential player."
Walter Isaacson commented:
"Since the advent of new media, we've been waiting for a global on-line publication where the whole world can meet. THEWORLDPOST is it. The site brings together three powerful networks: the Huffington Post with 10 international editions; the prestigious Berggruen Institute on Governance, which just organized a rare dialogue with President Xi Jinxing of China; and Nathan Gardels' global range of contacts with top thinkers, writers and political leaders from his journal NPQ and Global Viewpoint service of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media which stretches back decades."
Notes to Editors:
THEWORLDPOST will be a global media bridge that seeks to connect the world. Gathering together top editors and contributors from all corners of the planet, THEWORLDPOST aspires to be the one publication where the whole world meets.
THEWORLDPOST will not only deliver breaking news from the best sources with original reportage on the ground and user-generated content; it will also bring the best minds and most authoritative voices together to make sense of events from a global, rather than national perspective.
THEWORLDPOST will cover the crises of governance that have long been the focus of the Berggruen Institute. THEWORLDPOST will also address the future of work, lifestyle, family, technology, business, health, media, and the environment. It will additionally cover art, literature and the religious imagination, in short, reflecting on the world in which we live.
About The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged community for opinion and conversation. The Huffington Post has 94 million monthly global unique visitors (comScore, November 2013) with more than 40% coming from outside the US. The site has over 50,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects they are most passionate about and the site posts over eight million comments each month. The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb and Germany. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL).
About Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is the Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. Her latest, Thrive: The Third Metric To Redefining Success And Creating A Life Of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder, will be published in March 2014. She is a frequent guest on television shows such as Charlie Rose, Real Time with Bill Maher, Morning Joe, This Week, and The Colbert Report.
In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that has quickly become one of the most widely read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. She was named to the 2011 Time 100, Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people, and to the Financial Times' list of 50 people who shaped the decade.
About the Berggruen Institute on Governance (BIG)
The Berggruen Institute is dedicated to the design and implementation of new ideas of good governance -- drawing from practices in both East and West -- that can be brought to bear on the common challenges of globalization in the 21st century.
The institute is an independent, non-partisan "think and action tank" that engages cutting edge entrepreneurs, global thinkers and political leaders from around the world as key participants in our projects.
About Nicolas Berggruen
Nicolas Berggruen is the Chairman of the Berggruen Institute on Governance, a political think-tank. He is also the Chairman of Berggruen Holdings, a private company, which is the direct investment vehicle of The Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Foundation.
Born in Paris, he grew up in France and in Switzerland, before moving to the US in 1979.
Through the Berggruen Institute on Governance, an independent, nonpartisan think tank, he encourages the study, design and implementation of systems of good governance. He is a founder of the Institute's 21st Century Council; a member of the Think Long Committee for California; and a member of the Council for the Future of Europe.
Committed to leaving a legacy of art and architecture, he sits on the boards of the Museum Berggruen, Berlin, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Berggruen Holdings has operations, real estate and financial investments worldwide.
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