December 7, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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We're excited to announce Jim Brady, former executive editor of washingtonpost.com, will be joining us next Monday to tell us about his new venture.
From his interview with David Kaplan:
Jim Brady, who has been hired to create a local Washington, D.C., news site for the company that owns Politico, says he has a clear idea of what he wants his new venture to be: replicable, digital and with a web-only focus. Brady, a former web editor for the Washington Post and most recently a consultant for Guardian America, spoke to paidContent about his plans for the site (which currently has no name).
According to a memo from Robert Allbritton, who heads Allbritton Communications, the parent of Politico, the new online DC news project will include a merger of the company’s two area TV station sites—WJLA.com and News8.net. The site expects to have a staff of roughly 50 people, separate from the TV stations’ employees.
Gannett has graciously offered to pay for refreshments and Gallup will play host to our rowdy bunch. We only have 75 spots open for this, so snag your spot soon.
Laura and Tiffany