Lydia Polgreen

Tells SXSW: youngsters will be put off entering politics
HuffPost global editor-in-chief uses Rhodes Must Fall campaign as an example of positive change.
As one of the very first digital media organizations, HuffPost pioneered a journalism of listening through its vast contributor network. It covered the world with verve and wit, connecting in deep and personal ways with its vast audience. As we launch a brand-new name and look for HuffPost, I've been thinking a lot about these questions. How can we become better listeners? How can we serve you, our audience, better? We're doubling down on our bold, splashy style, and serving up the news with a sense of humor, outrage and empathy. We're also taking the suggestion of our audience across the globe and formally adopting the shorter name they've called us for years: HuffPost.
The New York Times’ “rising star” becomes the site’s second newsroom leader, following founder Arianna Huffington.