Huffington Post’s Chicago site up and running

The first of the Huffington Post’s local news sites launched today. The Chicago site is the first step in a broader strategy to set up a network of local news aggregation sites across the US.

It will be interesting to watch this site over the coming months.

More from Jemima Kiss here

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 here

Audio of Arianna Huffington speaking at the conference here