OLD Media Moves

Forbes sells RealClearPolitics stake

May 19, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

forbes_logoForbes Media has sold its majority stake in RealClearPolitics, reports Richard Horgan of FishbowlNY.

Horgan writes, “The purchase price is not being disclosed. From this morning’s announcement:

“We’re thrilled to have Crest Media as a partner” said RealClearPolitics co-founder Tom Bevan. “They share our vision of building a powerhouse brand for online news, analysis and information.”

Added fellow co-founder John McIntyre: “RealClearPolitics and Al-Monitor share a parallel dedication to distilling the most powerful, complete and accurate information on topics of national and global significance. Leveraging our mutual strengths, we’ll be able to do some new and very exciting things.”

“Al-Monitor, RealClearPolitics and RealClear’s various sister sites will cross-promote content and collaborate in other ways. For example, RealClear articles will be translated into Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish and Persian for consumption by Al-Monitor audiences. Al-Monitor, based in Washington D.C., also plans to leverage the polling aggregation tools that RealClearPolitics has developed.”

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