The Web publication Capital, which chronicles power and media in New York, will relaunch Dec. 3, Mike Allen reports in Playbook. Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton announced in September he had purchased Capital and intended to use it to “do in New York what we did in Washington with POLITICO.”
“Capital will maintain a robust free site, but the majority of Capital coverage will be exclusive to Pro subscribers. There will be three Pro subscription services available around Capital’s core coverage areas. City Hall Pro, Albany Pro and Media Pro will bring subscribers minute-by-minute reporting, comprehensive analysis, customizable news alerts, exclusive early-morning newsletters and subscriber-only events. These Pro offerings will be free until early next year.
Capital will also roll out its own email newsletter based on Allen’s Playbook: Capital Playbook “will be written by Capital reporters Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind with POLITICO’s Mike Allen,” Politico’s Mike Allen reports.
In addition to its media-beat scoop monster Joe Pompeo, Capital has hired a squadron of other media reporters including Matthew Lynch, who recently broke the news that Hugo Lindgren was leaving The New York Times Magazine, Nicole Levy, Johana Bhuiyan and Alex Weprin. And Capital co-editor Tom McGeveran said on Twitter last week the company is looking for one more media reporter.
I used to work for an Allbritton-owned publication, the no-longer-extant TBD.com.