Nevada News Reporter

Politico ‘dreams’ of opening more bureaus in capital cities

Politico ‘dreams’ of opening more bureaus in capital cities

Politico, the online political news and analysis media company, plans to expand in the U.S. and Europe in the next few years by opening more bureaus in capital cities. “Our dream is a Politico journalistic presence in every capital of every state and country of consequence by 2020,” co-founders Jim VandeHei and John Harris wrote in a memo Monday. “With each passing month, we grow more confident our model can save journalism in state capitals and spread it in new countries.”

“Soon, we will have more people producing political and policy journalism in Washington, Europe and state capitals than any publication in the world,” they wrote. Politico, founded nine years ago, has more than 450 employees. They include about 300 reporters, editors and producers in Washington, D.C., Brussels, London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Florida, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

In 2013 Politico acquired Capital New York, which covers politics in New York, and rebranded it Politico New York. It has since expanded state coverage by launching operations in New Jersey, Florida and Massachusetts. Earlier this year, the company also launched Politico Europe, a partnership with German publisher Axel Springer.