The Huffington Post is disputing a report that it is shuttering its “Rise” section.
The New York Post reported that the lifestyle, impact and inspiration section was shutting down and that 20 people were being let go. “Since [editorial director Danny Shea] left, there was really no one in charge,” a source told the Post.
But Huffington Post tells FishbowlNY, “We are not shuttering the brand and are continuing to work on, pursue and explore creative opportunities for Rise as we have always done. No employees were let go and we did in fact renew some contracts for Rise freelancers.”
However, some contractors were not renewed after their Rise projects came to an end.