In May 2005, Arianna Huffington launched a new kind of website, where blogs and reader contributions constituted the core content. The Huffington Post went on to generate public debate, it overtook The New York Times site in terms of visitor traffic, and it saw its reputation cemented when it won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, for its military correspondent David Wood. The "internet newspaper," as it calls itself, went on to launch editions in Canada, France and the UK. And now, the HuffPo is coming to Spain.
At midnight on Wednesday, the Spanish version of The Huffington Post was due to go live under the leadership of Montserrat Domínguez, a well-respected journalist whose face is familiar to TV viewers for her work on the Antena 3, Telecinco and Canal+ private networks. The newsroom is housed in the same building as EL PAÍS, whose parent company, PRISA, owns 50 percent of "El Huffington Post," as the Spanish site has been baptized.