FRENCH HUFF: The French edition of online news portal The Huffington Post is set to go live on Monday, with a much-cited name of recent months at its helm. Anne Sinclair, the wife of fallen politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a seasoned French journalist, is editorial director of the new Web site. David Kessler, a renowned media strategist in France, is director of the publication, while Paul Ackermann, previously publishing manager of lefigaro.fr, is its editor in chief. The French edition will be published in partnership with Le Monde newspaper. Alongside founder Arianna Huffington, all three will host a press conference in Paris on Monday — during the couture shows — to talk about the site’s positioning and strategy for France.
January 18, 2012