Huffington Post to go local

The Guardian has reported that news website The Huffington Post  is to move into local news.

Founder Arianna Huffington made the announcement last night at Guardian News & Media’s Future of Journalism conference.

The Huffington Post will initially target Chicago with an edited news aggregation website and will function with one (presumably very busy) editor.

Huffington said the Chicago site would aggregate news, sports, crime, arts and business news from different local sources as well as contributions from bloggers in what will be the first of a series of projects in “dozens of US cities”.

The second city already has a good local news website and blog, the Chi Town Daily News. It is of course a different online offering, but it covers local Chicago news very comprehensively.

Full story from Guardian.co.uk here

Audio of Arianna Huffington speaking at the conference here

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6 thoughts on “Huffington Post to go local

  1. Thanks for the nod. As the community organizer at the Daily News, I agree that covering Chicago with one (mostly aggregating) editor will be difficult. Beyond that, Chicago already has several fantastic sites that do that such as Gapers Block and Chicagoist.

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