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HuffPo Launches Denver Local Site

HuffPostDenver.jpgYesterday, The Huffington Post launched its third locally focused site HuffPost Denver, just over a month after Howard Kurtz revealed that White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod‘s son Ethan Axelrod had snagged the role of the site’s editor.

Our sister blog WebNewser reports that HuffPost Denver will feature “Colorado-targeted news and a group blog including contributions from Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, author and historian Dr. Patricia Limerick and former Sen. and presidential candidate Gary Hart (D-Colo.).”

The site will also include content from local partners, including The Denver Westword, The Watch in Telluride and The Grand Junction Free Press.

In July, Kurtz revealed in hi Washington Post column that Axelrod had been named editor of HuffPost Denver straight out of college, to the surprise of many including Westword reporter Joe Tone.

“It’s not a shock, obviously,” Tone said of Axelrod’s appointment. “That [HuffPost Denver] will be manned by a 22-year-old college grad with no professional journalism experience who’s barely (if ever) lived in Denver — and who happens to be the seed of the President’s top offensive coordinator — is certainly an interesting play.”

Earlier: White House Advisor’s Son Joins HuffPost In Colorado

Related: HuffPo Launches New York Page

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White House Advisor’s Son Joins HuffPost In Colorado

FishbowlDC reported last night that White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod has a reason to be a proud papa today. His 22-year-old son, Ethan Axelrod, has managed to snag a highly coveted job in journalism right out of college, working for the Huffington Post as the editor of its new local edition in Denver.

“I’ve been interested in journalism for a while,” Ethan told The Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz, who got the exclusive on the story. “I heard through my father that they were expanding, so I applied for it.”

HuffPo’s Denver page will be similar to the New York edition, which launched at the end of last month. It will debut in September, Kurtz said.

Meanwhile, on of the Denver page’s competitors, the Denver Westword was not shy about voicing its thoughts on Ethan’s new gig.

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