Yesterday, The Huffington Post launched its third locally focused site HuffPost Denver, just over a month after Howard Kurtz revealed that White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod’s son Ethan Axelrod had snagged the role of the site’s editor.
Our sister blog WebNewser reports that HuffPost Denver will feature “Colorado-targeted news and a group blog including contributions from Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, author and historian Dr. Patricia Limerick and former Sen. and presidential candidate Gary Hart (D-Colo.).”
The site will also include content from local partners, including The Denver Westword, The Watch in Telluride and The Grand Junction Free Press.
In July, Kurtz revealed in hi Washington Post column that Axelrod had been named editor of HuffPost Denver straight out of college, to the surprise of many including Westword reporter Joe Tone.
“It’s not a shock, obviously,” Tone said of Axelrod’s appointment. “That [HuffPost Denver] will be manned by a 22-year-old college grad with no professional journalism experience who’s barely (if ever) lived in Denver — and who happens to be the seed of the President’s top offensive coordinator — is certainly an interesting play.”
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