NEW YORK, March 14 Twitter co-founder Biz Stone
is joining AOL AOL.N and its newest addition, the Huffington
Post Media Group, as a strategic adviser for social impact.
In his new role, Stone will develop a platform to help
people get involved with community service while working with
other companies to promote philanthropy and corporate
The Huffington Post announced several other new hires,
including former New York Times and Los Angeles Times
journalist John Montorio.
The move comes after AOL whacked nearly 20 percent of its
global workforce last week, including 200 jobs in media content
production in the United States, following its $315 million
acquisition of the Huffington Post. [ID:nN10101611]
AOL plans to bolster the ranks of full-time journalists and
move away from a reliance on freelancers.
(Reporting by Jennifer Saba; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)