Former Washington Post web editor Jim Brady and former Washington City Paper editor Erik Wemple spoke to reporters today about their Albritton-owned (like Politico) local news start-up “TBD.” The site is going live next week with about 50 staffers, according to Newsonomics (Paid Content’s David Kaplan said the site will have a dozen reporters). That’s a lot of staff for a start-up! It seems like the sales team will be pretty big.
“TBD” has a number of content-sharing deals set up, too. The site will draw content from and sell advertising for a network of 127 local blogs, and become the online home of D.C. television networks — Newschannel 8 (cable) and WJLA.
Across town, we heard yesterday, the City Paper is remaking itself.