Huffington & Co. believe they’re reinventing the newspaper

New Yorker
On the Huffington Post, news isn’t something handed down from above but “a shared enterprise between its producer and its consumer,” says site co-founder Jonah Peretti. But Eric Alterman says the notion that the Huffington Post is somehow going to compete with, much less displace, the best traditional newspapers is arguable. “The site’s original-reporting resources are minuscule. The site has no regular sports or book coverage, and its entertainment section is a trashy grab bag of unverified Internet gossip.”

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