Amazon has said it plans to take over some of its biggest shopping sites by the end of the year, but some of the biggest sites that used to offer everything from gift cards to discounts and deals are still going to exist, including The New York Times, USA Today, CBS and CNN.
The New Yorker is the most notable site that’s leaving, but it’s also part of a much larger wave of sites going to Amazon that’s been gaining momentum.
In addition to The New Republic, which is being acquired by Amazon, The Huffington Post is also joining the group.
The move is expected to be completed by the middle of next year.
Amazon said it will create a separate group for each major site that will have its own “special” features, which will include “in-house analytics, news content and recommendations,” according to a statement.
Amazon will also hire a new CEO to help guide the group, the company said.
It will continue to offer free trial memberships and get paid advertising to keep its sites relevant, but Amazon said the sites it will leave behind will have a “different business model” that includes its own advertising.
Amazon also said it’s “committed to making its own content available to publishers in the US, but will not offer a full-time product and content team.”
The company said the new group will focus on “creating content that is more relevant and engaging to Amazon’s existing and future audiences.”
We’ve reached out to The Huffington Posts for comment.