Are you tired of having your pitches ignored by the producers for Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh? The conservative media will have a new outlet soon in the Washington Free Beacon, , Politico reports. The website is brought to you by the Center for American Freedom, an advocacy group founded by conservative journalists, including Michael Goldfarb, former Weekly Standard writer and now a partner at lobbying firm Orion Strategies. As the Republican version of the liberal Center for American Progress — whose motto is “Progressive ideas for a strong, just, and free America” — this new group is making an attempt to compete in the fast-paced world of online news.
Matthew Continetti, Sarah Palin fan and former editor at The Weekly Standard, are among those reported to be on the editorial staff. Others are Bill Gertz from the Washington Times and Washington Jewish Week’s Adam Kredo.
The endeavor is already being slammed by the mainstream media, but many new ventures consider any criticism to be evidence of worth. It will depend on how much news can be reported without over-correcting what its founders call liberal bias in the media. So if this is your niche, update your contacts lists.
Earlier this week, we took a closer look at the impact that both traditional and social media had on Tuesday’s Iowa caucus. Below, we’ve got an infographic from Sociagility that breaks down the social media activity in the lead up to the caucus.