AOL News Will Fold Editorial Operations Completely, Says Source

Mediaite reports that while the site isn’t necessarily losing its branding under new boss Arianna Huffington, AOL News will now be managed by the Huffington Post.

All content will be produced and overseen by the Huffington Post team, a source told Mediaite.

Mediaite writer Colby Hall added: “The folding of the Aol News department and replacement by HuffPost will create an interesting dynamic between the more predominantly ‘red state’ Aol users who will now be directed to ‘blue state’ oriented Huffington Post content.”

AOL’s already lost between 120 and 200 editorial staffers so we’re unsure how much of a surprise this should come as.

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