TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

$1,000 Per Year Subscription Fee Coming to Capital New York

Would you pay $1,000 per year for access to a website? We would. If at the end of each year the same site sent us a check for $1,000 and a note reading “Next year, try not to be so stupid.” Regardless of our thoughts, Capital New York’s new ownerPolitico co-founder and publisher Robert Allbritton — plans to charge $1,000 per year, or $99 per month, for access to a premium version of the site.

In an interview with Bloomberg News, Jim VandeHei, Politico’s co-founder, executive editor and new president of Capital, says the fancy Capital New York will be worth the price:

I anticipate the skepticism and appreciate it. If you’re producing something that has to be read by a media executive or a politician, they’re going to pay for it — that’s the big challenge.

It’s certainly a challenge. Charing $1,000 a year for access to a site is so ridiculous that it almost seems like it’s a joke. But then again we’re not a media executive or a politician, so maybe we’re just not seeing the appeal of flushing $1,000 a year down the toilet.

Mediabistro Course

Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!