Huffington Post coming to the UK

The Huffington Post will soon have its own UK edition as soon as this summer, its co-founder Arianna Huffington has revealed.

The expansion comes just after Huffington sold the website to AOL for £195m. The UK version will follow the original website’s business model: with content provided by a small team of writers, which is then supplanted by an army of unpaid bloggers.

The website has been one of the biggest success stories in the American online press, growing from a liberal-focused politics website to a fully-fledged news and opinion destination in just a few years. Huffington hopes to also extend the website’s name to countries such as France and Brazil.

(Source: Media Week)

 

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