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]

Politics Daily
Type of site
Online political news daily
OwnerAOL News
Created byMelinda Henneberger
LaunchedApril 27, 2009
Current statusDefunct

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.


  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. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. 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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