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