Huffington Post Miami accused of over-aggregating

When Huffington Post Miami launched late last month, Arianna Huffington promised to “dig deeper in an effort to tell the stories of all the people who make up this unique city.”

Arianna Huffington

And how many Miami-based HuffPo journalists are doing that? Two, according to Bill Cooke. He reports that Miami Herald staffers are complaining that the HuffPo duo are rewriting their newspaper stories for Huffington Post Miami.

Miami Herald managing editor Rick Hirsch declined to discuss this with Cooke. “I’ll say what I have to say directly to the Huffington Post. There are some things we’ll be discussing soon.” Cooke writes:

Others at the Herald agreed to talk with me on the condition I not use their names.

Of Huffington Post Miami’s practices, one long-time Herald reporter told me, “Sure they link to our stories, but who’s going to click through after they’ve read the entire story on the Huffington Post?”

* Is Huffington Post Miami guilty of theft?

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