By: Dave Astor
Tribune Media Services will probably begin syndicating content within a month from The Huffington Post, the news site/group blog that launched today.
“We expect to go to market with the daily package early in June,” said John Twohey, TMS vice president for editorial and operations, when reached this morning by E&P.
Twohey said author/TMS columnist Arianna Huffington — whose new site features about 300 celebrity bloggers from the worlds of politics and entertainment — will travel to Chicago tomorrow to confer with the syndicate about the upcoming package. Over the next few weeks, Twohey added, “we want to establish ways of working with Arianna’s editors to capture content every day.”
The syndicated version of The Huffington Post will be a “best-of” selection of small and larger items from the site.
Well-known people blogging on the site today included John Cusack, Laurie David, Ellen DeGeneres, David Frum, Brad Hall, Michael Isikoff, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Mamet, and Mike Nichols. There’s also Harry Shearer, who’s writing the “Eat the Press” feature.
“When you look at today’s contributors, they offer a remarkably diverse and rich collection of views that lend themselves to Op-Ed pages or entertainment sections,” said Twohey. “We’re very excited.”