Huffington Post plans UK edition this summer


25 Mar 201142 Views

The Huffington Post is planning on launching a UK edition of its online newspaper this summer.

According to The Guardian, the UK version of the news site will follow the same model as the US version. It will hire a core team of writers and editors, along with publishing work from its network of unpaid bloggers.

Co-founder of the site Arianna Huffington said she always wanted to expand the site internationally, but lacked the funds to do so.

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However, the site was recently acquired by AOL for US$315m which may help the company further these plans.

The acquisition was a major part of AOL’s content strategy and Huffington has been appointed head of all news content.

While reorganising the company, AOL let go of a large portion of its editorial staff, along with making several high-profile hires, including New York Times editor Maura Egan. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone was appointed strategic adviser of Social Impact.