Reporting by Olga Kyle and Reuben Stern.

The Huffington Post has become one of the Web’s most successful content organizations by embracing the ethos of the digital realm and keeping up with the latest technology developments.

In this report from the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab, we go inside the Huffington Post newsroom to see what other news organizations might learn from this digital-only enterprise. National Editor Kate Palmer explains the how the newsroom is driven by a pervasive entrepreneurial spirit, a communal focus on data and a decentralized management style.

For a thorough rundown of the Huffington Post’s history and development, check out this entry from the Nieman Journalism Lab’s Encyclo.

Reuben Stern is the deputy director of the Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and host and co-producer of the weekly Futures Lab video update.


The Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab video update features a roundup of fresh ideas, techniques and developments to help spark innovation and change in newsrooms across all media platforms. Visit the RJI website for the full archive of Futures Lab videos, or download the iPad app to watch the show wherever you go. You can also sign up to receive email notification of each new episode.