Yesterday The New York Times published an article saying that Arianna Huffington now has more control over AOL, but it turns out that her job has been narrowed according to BusinessInsider. After AOL acquired Huffington Post, all of the editorial properties were combined into one division called the AOL Huffington Post Media Group and Arianna was made the president. This may not have been the best move for AOL.
This put her in charge of AOL’s popular media brands including TechCrunch, Engadget, Stylist, and Autoblog. This turned out to be a bad move for TechCrunch and Engadget because there was a massive exodus of talent and both blogs.
Now Huffington no longer has control over TechCrunch, Engadget, Stylist, AOL.com, and AOL Video. This puts Arianna no longer in charge of properties that control 50 million hits a month. Jay Hirsch is now overseeing those properties.