DAVOS - On January 22 at the World Economic Forum, we launched The WorldPost, our new joint online publication with the Huffington Post that brings together an unparalleled group of contributors from diverse countries, backgrounds, and perspectives. For pictures from the launch, click here. Through the political and policy clout and global programs of the Berggruen Institute and the distribution power, state-of-the-art media platform, news, features and investigative reporting of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Huffington Post, The WorldPost is on its way to becoming an entirely new and influential force on the global media landscape.
In our first few weeks since publication we have sought to live up to our mission with content that has spanned a broad range of subjects and voices, including Chrystia Freeland, Branko Milanovic, and Tom Friedman on our economy; interviews with President Xi Jinping and Zbigniew Brzezinski on China; Milind Deora and Eric Schmidt on technology and social media; Yo-Yo Ma, Jonathan Franzen, and Orhan Pamuk on arts and literature; and Patrick Soon-Shiong on medicine.
The WorldPost was born from a contradiction and a paradox. The contradiction is that, just as we have become more globally interdependent than ever, our media is re-nationalizing, relocalizing and even tribalizing. There are ever fewer voices heard across boundaries. This leads to the paradox that we risk the information age becoming the age of non-communication.
The WorldPost is meant to address this by connecting the world and connecting the dots. Creating a platform where the whole world can meet -- a platform that does not have a national perspective looking out, but a global one looking around. You can follow The WorldPost on Facebook and Twitter.