The Huffington Post to team up with the Berggruen Institute on Governance on launch of new online publication

THEWORLDPOST to cover global affairs with editorial board made up of heavy hitters

The Huffington Post said yesterday that it was launching a new online publication with the Berggruen Institute on Governance called THEWORLDPOST that would cover global affairs. The new online publication will launch in January to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos.

WorldPost Logo_1389297168The Berggruen Institute is an independent, non-partisan think tank headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and with offices in Berlin, New York, Washington DC and Zürich.

The new online publication will appear on its own website as well as replace the existing World section at The Huffington Post.

The editorial board of the new project does not lack for heavy hitters, that’s for sure. They include:

  • 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

“The Huffington Post has changed the boundaries and reinvented the media, as we know it today,” Nicolas Berggruen said in the announcement. “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.”

“Having served with Nicolas on the Institute’s 21st Century Council,” Arianna Huffington is quoted, “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.”

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