Newspaper article The Canadian Press

HuffPost Canada Keeps on Blogging after U.S. Peer Drops Self-Publishing

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

HuffPost Canada Keeps on Blogging after U.S. Peer Drops Self-Publishing

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HuffPost Canada retains unpaid blog platform

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TORONTO - HuffPost Canada's editor-in-chief says the online news and opinion website has no plans to follow its U.S. counterpart's lead and drop its unpaid blog platform.

Andree Lau says the Canadian operation's approach to contributed material has always differed from its older and larger U.S. counterpart, where contributors self-published without any editorial review.

A memo issued Thursday by HuffPost's top U.S. editor, Lydia Polgreen, says the American HuffPost is shutting down the unpaid blog platform and starting a curated opinion section that will pay the contributors that are selected.

Lau says HuffPost Canada and its French-language counterpart, on the other hand, have always had a team of editors who assess, edit and decide what will be published on a case-by-case basis -- without payments to the contributors. …

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