Read All About It … some links of interest 3 November 2011

A few interesting pieces that are worth reading:

First up, anyone working in a media organisation should read remarks made by the chairman of the New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger, earlier this week at LSE. He talks about the digital transformation taking place.

Next, a summary of guardian.co.uk’s new community forum called Notice. HuffPo’s Garrett Goodman outlines the eight key things you should know about it.

Finally, the Guardian Technology Blog tackles a question I too have wondered about: Will HTML5 replace native apps?

 

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