Apr 30th 2012
The award, presented Saturday at the CAJ's annual gala in Toronto, honors stories that advance public understanding of labor issues.
Mendleson traveled to St. Thomas, Ontario, where she documented the struggle of workers from that city's shuttered Ford assembly plant to find good jobs. She used their plight to examine the broader question of what impact the disintegration of organized labor has had on Canada's growing income gap.
The story was featured prominently in HuffPost's ongoing "Mind The Gap" series, edited by Daniel Tencer, which chronicles this country's income divide. We're proud of the work Rachel has done on the "Mind The Gap" series and it reinforces our commitment to cover stories that fall outside of mainstream business news.
The award is one of many that The Huffington Post has won in the last month including a Pulitzer Prize for its series Beyond the Battlefield, honored in the National Reporting field and a British Media Award naming HuffPost UK's Editor-in-Chief as Media Innovator of the Year.
Apr 17th 2012
Last night, Digiday announced the winners of the Digiday Publishing Awards at their gala in New York City and AOL nabbed three awards:
Best Advertising Innovation by a Publisher
AOL Premium Formats / Smart Apps
Best Use of a iPad/Tablet by a Publisher
AOL / Editions
Best Editorial Achievement by a Publisher
The Huffington Post
Honoring overall excellence and breakthrough achievements in digital publishing, branded content and advertising technology, the Digiday Publishing Awards also named Cambio's CliffNotes Films as a finalist in the Best Branded Content Integration by a Publisher category. The winners and finalists were selected by a judging committee made up of leading media and marketing experts, journalists, industry insiders, marketers, publishers, and technology visionaries. To read the full list of winners click here.
Apr 4th 2012
The Canadian Journalism Foundation celebrates news organizations that embrace ideals of journalistic excellence including accuracy, independence, accountability, courage and originality. Recent excellence winners in the large-media category include the Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, The Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press and The Hamilton Spectator.
This year's winner-and the winner will be announced at the CJF 15th Annual Awards Gala on June 7, 2012 in Toronto. Click here to read the full list of nominees.
Mar 8th 2012
Led by Melissa Frescholtz, senior program designer for people development, UnUniversity is unique because it gives all AOLers the opportunity to teach or take a class. All topics are welcome and cover a range of subjects from UnUBusiness which provides the inside scoop on AOL's business and skills for success to UnUTalents, where AOLers share interests and talents -- work-related or not.
The program not only enriches students with new knowledge, but also allows teachers to share personal interests and passions while honing their presentation and communication skills. We're proud to continue to invest in our employees by providing meaningful opportunities for growth while taking fun seriously.
Feb 22nd 2012
In her first post, Ellen shares her love of independent films and recommends Beginners:
Ellen also blogs about the Oscars unfair treatment of comedic films and explains why she hopes Bridesmaids will take home an award this year:
"One of my favorite movies of the year was Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer. The truth is I almost didn't see it. By the time someone recommended it, it was already on DVD. Thankfully, I'm a huge celebrity, so I was able to have them perform it live in my living room.
If you haven't seen it, I hope you will. Ewan McGregor gives a beautiful and heartfelt performance you don't want to miss, even if he did knock over one of my floor lamps."
In today's post, Ellen discusses the most talked about film of the year, The Artist:
"The moment I saw Bridesmaids I knew it would be a hit. It's so relatable. I don't care who you are -- male or female, young or old, Democrat or Republican -- we've all gotten kicked off a plane for being drunk.
They said a comedy with an all-female lead cast couldn't be successful, but they were wrong. The movie just broke the record as the most downloaded movie-on-demand ever. See? People aren't just renting it -- they're demanding it."
Make sure to keep reading Ellen's blog posts this week for the rest of her predictions, and catch up on all of the latest Oscar news and coverage on Moviefone.
"It's so original, and that's hard to find in Hollywood these days. Now everything's either a sequel, or based on a book or inspired by actual events. And if it's not, it's probably a sexy vampire movie.
Who would've thought that a black and white movie with no dialogue would be so popular? It's simple and entertaining. We should've been doing this years ago."