900 people in Manhattan now get Politico delivered for free

Politico’s new Manhattan distribution plan includes delivery to about 900 people: “financial executives, media personnel, both broadcast and print, as well as select personnel in Madison Avenue advertising agencies,” according to Chief Operating Officer Kim Kingsley. Another 800 will be dropped at those locations for other staff and visitors. Among the news outlets that will receive copies:

  • ABC News
  • CBS News
  • CBS Radio Network
  • NBC News
  • MSNBC
  • CNN
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox News Radio
  • Thomson Reuters
  • The New York Times
  • The Associated Press
  • ProPublica
  • The Daily News

And 2,400 copies will be available at 24 boxes around Manhattan, near media headquarters, financial institutions and subway stations.

Executive Editor Jim VandeHei tells Capital New York’s Joe Pompeo that there are advertising and reader reasons for distributing the paper in New York:

“We will be increasing our coverage of the intersection of Washington and the financial sector in the months ahead, building on our Morning Money franchise,” he wrote in an email to Capital. “…This move is designed to make sure the most influential readers in New York, who intersect and interact constantly with Washington officials, get the same paper in a same timely way.”

Earlier: Politico now making as much money online as in print (Poynter)

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  • http://twitter.com/myersnews Steve Myers

    Responding to a request on Twitter, here’s the list of box locations in Manhattan:

    40th Street and 2nd Ave-Dunkin Donuts
    38th Street and 3rd Ave-581 3rd Ave
    59th Street and Park Ave-502 Park Ave
    52nd Street and Lexington Ave-575 Lexington Ave
    30th Street and 5th Ave-276 5th Ave
    31st Street and 8th Ave-415 8th Ave
    47th Street and 5th Ave-2 West 47th Street
    62 West 47th Street
    50th Street and 7th Ave-1630 Broadway Ave
    53rd Street and 6th Ave-1320 6th Ave
    205 West 57th Street
    1776 Broadway Ave
    38th Street and Broadway Ave-1384 Broadway Ave
    79th and Broadway Ave-2211 Broadway Ave
    89th Street and Broadway Ave-2420 Broadway Ave
    96th Street and Broadway Ave-2564 Broadway Ave
    79th Street and Lexington Ave-1146 Lexington Ave
    86th and Lexington Ave-1280 Lexington Ave
    96th and Lexington Ave-152 East 96th Street
    79th Street and Amsterdam Ave-395 Amsterdam Ave
    Park Row and Spruce Street-2 Spruce Street-Across from City Hall-Barnes and Noble Bookstore
    Maiden Lane and Water Street-88 Pine Street-down by Battery Park
    71 Broadway Ave-down by Wall Street
    Greenwich Street and Chambers Street-295 Greenwich Street

    -Steve Myers
    Poynter.org