'This is AOL reporting'

There's about to be a fresh news outlet covering politics. Would you believe AOL? The Wrap reports that the service has hired Melinda Henneberger of Slate, and formerly of the New York Times and Newsweek, to be the editor. Other staffers so far named are Carl Cannon, White House correspondent for National Journal, USA Today columnist Walter Shapiro, and Patricia Murphy, creator of citizenjanepolitics.com. "AOL is investing in a big way in news and in old school journalism," Henneberger told Maria Russo at The Wrap. The goal is "quality news sites that have zero aggregation, original content, that pay writers a living wage, and that pay bloggers."

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