Radar is reporting today that Tina Brown, erstwhile Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor, celebrity biographer, and media maven, plans to launch her own news aggregator Web site. The journalist, Neel Shah writes, will partner with cajillionaire mogul Barry Diller (CEO of InterActiveCorp, the parent of, among other companies, Match.com, Ticketmaster, Citysearch, the Home Shopping Network, and Lending Tree) to offer what Brown calls “a new take on an aggregator website.”
Brown—a good friend of Arianna Huffington’s—emphasizes that her site won’t directly compete with the Huffington Post. For one thing, Brown’s aggregator (the Tina Brown Post?) will have “no ideological stance,” she says. It might have a business focus, though: the site will be edited by Edward Felsenthal, a former WSJ deputy managing editor and a current consultant at Portfolio.Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.