In coordination with Media24, The Huffington Post is launching a digital news platform in South Africa. It is focused on citizen journalism and breaking news in the county. The site is looking to hire and launch in November.
“We passionately believe that digital journalism should conform to the same standards as an industry we’ve always held dear,” quotes The Media Online in their article.
The focus on digital platforms is meant to cater to a broader millennial audience in South Africa. The Huffington Post and Media24 see this collaboration as an investment in a digital future. Gaining a broader readership online will open the Huffington Post’s new site up commercially, as well as allow them to focus on impactful journalism in the African region. Stay tuned to see what they produce!