Guardian Axes American Website After 2 Years

Hit by losses, media company discontinues Guardian America
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2009 4:15 AM CDT
Guardian News and Media, whose headquarters in London is seen here, closed Guardian America today after two years.   (©13stock)
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(Newser) – Guardian News and Media, which lost $60.3 million last year, is shutting its US-centered website Guardian America after two years. The site will now redirect to the Guardian newspaper's American coverage. Guardian America's head will instead focus on international expansion for "We took it down because it was confusing and few people landed there," said one exec. "The change is meant to be more user friendly to our American audience."