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Conservative Talkers Get Columns at TWT and The Hill

David Webb

David Webb

It’s a good day to be a conservative, syndicated radio show host. Both The Hill and The Washington Times announced today the addition of conservative radio personalities to their stable of opinion columnists.

David Webb‘s first column for The Hill starts running today and will alternate every Wednesday with a column from James Carville. Webb is a Fox News contributor, host of his own SiriusXM radio show, and a spokesman for the National Tea Party Federation.

And Steve Deace, a rising conservative voice in the Midwest, is joining TWT as a regular contributor to its opinion team. Deace, will contribute to a re-vamped Washington Times’ Communities portal, which is slated to launch later this month. Communities was temporarily shuttered last month following a spate of incidents involving inaccurate reporting. Deace will also provide TWT readers with regular updates about the early stages of the 2016 presidential caucuses in his home state of Iowa, and there are plans to distribute his nationally-syndicated program to TWT audience later this spring.

Steve Deace

Steve Deace

Both hires come as several DC pubs attempt to diversify the platforms across which they distribute content. The Hill has started producing web videos to accompany much of their online content, for example. And TWT Editor John Solomon recently initiated a re-org at that paper which, among other changes, replaced their traditional Copy Desk with a “platform agnostic” Universal Desk. Moreover, tapping into the large talk-radio audience is smart business for an industry that’s seeing print circulation drop year after year.

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