Confirming months of speculation, Politico announced plans to produce a European edition. The news site is teaming with German media conglomerate Axel Springer in an equal partnership for the venture, but specifics remain scarce.
Capital New York
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Capital New York has tweaked its pricing as it prepares to start charging for e-newsletters and news coverage today (Feb. 11), making it the latest startup to test consumers' willingness pay for news.
Four months ago, Allbritton Communications bought the three-year-old media and politics site Capital New York with the aim of transforming media in the Empire State the way the company’s Politico, with its breakneck, must-read reporting on the Beltway, did for Washington, D.C.
News site Capital New York, which was purchased by Politico in September, is gearing up for a full relaunch on Dec. 3. In addition to a redesigned website, Capital will have a bigger editorial staff (a slew of new hires have been made from outlets like the New York Observer, Daily Beast and New York Post) and broader coverage.
Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei is hanging up his executive editor hat to become the publication's president and CEO.
The subscription approach to news is getting a significant boost, with Politico owner Robert Allbritton buying Capital New York with an eye on applying Politico’s business model to the online news site.