OLD Media Moves

Washington Post considers launching biz publication

January 25, 2010

Erik Wemple of Washington City Paper reports that the Washington Post is examining a weekly business publication called Capital Business that would compete with the Washington Business Journal.

Wemple reports, “Here’s the intro text of the poll that went out recently to some of the paper’s subscribers:

Thank you again for agreeing to take this survey. As you can see, there is a prototype of a potential new, once a week, business publication from The Washington Post newspaper in the package you received. A subscription to this publication would be $1.99 a week.

Most of the questions will concern your opinion of this publication, however, we would like to begin with a few questions about what business topics you are interested in. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

Your opinions matter to us. Thank you!

“A Post source indicates that the paper might hire some young reporters to do the low-to-the-ground reporting necessary to make a local biz pub worthwhile — sorta like the Washington Business Journal.”

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