The Huffington Post doesn't ask journalists to write for free, editor Tory Maguire has said, because the people it publishes on its unpaid 'blogs' platform aren't journalists.

“The blog platform is not for journalists,” she told Mumbrella. “We’re not going out and asking people to work for us for free, we’re inviting anyone who has something they would like to share with other Australians to use our platform if they so chose.”