City Paper is not for tourists
So you think you get your fill of local news via the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, the Washington Jewish Week, the Washington Blade, DCist, The InTowner, the Northwest Current, the Rock Creek Current, the Dupont Current, the Hill, Roll Call, Brightest Young Things, Prince of Petworth, News Channel 8, Channel 4, 5, 7, and DC North?
Well, a new entrant is hitting the field. According to Gabriel Sherman over at The New Republic, Robert Allbritton, he of News Channel 8/Politico fame, is starting up a local D.C. news site. He’s apparently hired Jim Brady, the former executive editor of washingtonpost.com, to pilot the enterprise. Brady left the post early this year, after it became clear that he would not be CEO of the Web site under the dominion of Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli.
Sherman reports that the venture will be heavy on breaking news along with some aggregation and other features. But it’s not clear how deeply staffed it’ll be.
More to come on this.