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Media: Huffington Post Hires New Education Reporter

image from www.mediabistro.com Former contributor Amanda Millner Fairbanks has just been hired as education reporter at the Huffington Post, which is on a post-AOL merger hiring spree.  After a stint running GOOD's education page and previous work at the NYT, Fairbanks will now cover national education news and her work will appear on both the main page and on the education vertical. Given the merger and all the other staffing changes it seems like there may also be changes in how the education page is handled going forward.  As you may recall, HP's education page was created last year under a deal with an LA-based outfit called Causecast, which also ran its social action page (called "Impact").  It clustered a slew of bloggers (most of them familiar names) onto the page, posting five to seven commentaries per day, plus reported and (mostly) aggregated content above the fold.  Fairbanks is based out of New York and is being edited by a HuffPo editor.  It'll be interesting to see how this pans out.  

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