The Politico

The Politico

: "This article is about the newspaper. For the description of a person, see politico."Infobox Newspaper
name = The Politico

caption = The February 15, 2007 front page of
"The Politico"
type = Daily newspaper
format = Tabloid
foundation = January 23, 2007
ceased publication =
price = Free []
owners = Allbritton Communications
chiefeditor = John F. Harris
circulation = Approximately 25,000
headquarters = 1100 Wilson. Blvd., 6th Floor
Arlington, Virginia 22209 USA
website = []

"The Politico" is a Washington, D.C.-based political journalism organization that distributes its content via television, the Internet, newspaper, and radio. Its coverage includes Congress, Washington lobbying, and the 2008 presidential election. [ The Politico's Mission Statement] ] It was a sponsor of the 2008 Republican Presidential Candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on May 3 2007 and the at the Kodak Theater on January 31 2008.

John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei left "The Washington Post" to become "The Politico"'s editor-in-chief and executive editor, respectively. "The Politico" is financed by Robert Allbritton, chairman and chief executive of Allbritton Communications, which owns television stations in Washington and elsewhere, and is an affiliate of Disney-owned ABC. Frederick J. Ryan Jr., former Assistant to U.S. President Ronald Reagan [ [ Appointment of Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., as Assistant to the President] ] , and currently chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, is president and CEO of "The Politico". [ [ "Politico Playbook: Mitt's moment"] By: Mike Allen May 4, 2007 09:46 AM EST (5th paragraph)]

On September 22, 2008, the Drudge Report teased the following statement: "POLITICO TO ANNOUNCE EXPANSION [AFTER ELECTION] ... DEVELOPING...". The September 23, 2008 edition of the New York Times carried a detailed piece on the possible expansion. [ [] ]

Distribution and content

The newspaper has a circulation of approximately 25,000, distributed for free on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in Washington, D.C. The newspaper prints three issues a week while Congress is in session, and sometimes publishes one issue a week when Congress is in recess. cite web|url=|title=Editor sees room for Politico coverage|publisher=The Washington Times|date=2007-01-22]

"The Politico" is a partner with several news outlets who co-report and distribute its video, print, and audio content. Partners include CBS News, [cite web|url=|title=The Politico Roundtable; New Political News Site Will Partner With CBS News|publisher=CBS News|date=2007-01-21] Allbritton Communications's ABC stations WJLA and KTUL,cite web|url=|title=Politico Hopes To Rock Washington Media|date=2007-01-22|publisher=Washingtonian] radio station WTOP,cite web|url=|title=For journalists, it's not politics as usual|date=2007-01-08|publisher=International Herald Tribune] , and Yahoo! News election coverage.

"Politico" journalists covering political campaigns plan to carry a video camera with them to every assignment, and journalists are encouraged to promote their work elsewhere. Though "The Politico" seeks to break the traditional journalism mold, it expects to initially make much of its money from Washington D.C.-focused newspaper advertising.cite web|url=|title=Politico Mojo|publisher=American Journalism Review|date=2007-01]


On March 22 2007, "Politico" writer Ben Smith erroneously reported via blog [cite news
title=CORRECTION: Edwards Campaign Goes On
author=Ben Smith
publisher=The Politico
date=March 22 2007
] that John Edwards would suspend his presidential campaign in the wake of his wife's cancer recurrence, a claim that was headlined by the Drudge Report and cable news channels including MSNBC. [cite news
title=Web helps MSNBC get the story--wrong
author=Ina Fried
date=March 22 2007
] Smith later apologized for relying on a single anonymous source for the story. [cite news
title=How Politico Got It Wrong
author=Ben Smith
date=March 22 2007


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