Congrats to Capital New York
There’s news on the journalism front this morning that POLITICO’s publisher bought Capital New York, written by Dylan Byers. Christine Delargy with Politico wrote, “Exciting @politico news, especially for this New Yorker!” Jay Rosen added, “Big news for journalism in New York City: Politico's owners invade Manhattan, acquire Capital New York. Will invest.” Daniel Victor from the New York Times was less excited though: “Some joke about Allbritton and a hyped new website. I don't even have the energy anymore.”
On the other side of the fence, Tom McGeveran and Josh Benson wrote a note to Capital readers about their upcoming expansion. Joe Pompeo at Capital New York said, “We'll be announcing a substantial number of additions to the Capital editorial staff in the coming weeks." Sam Jacobs with Time Magazine tweeted: “Congratulations to @jwbens and @tmcgev, two of the best.” Meredith Shiner from Roll Call said, “Whoa. Albritton bought Capital New York with the intention to make it a sister pub to the 'co.” Michael Amon at the Wall Street Journal added, “Seemingly great news for a great news organization.”
Check out what people are saying about the Capital New York buyout here.