This morning Politico announced plans to launch their subscription-based news service, Politico Pro, in February. According to an official press release, Politico Pro will offer users “high-impact, high-velocity reporting on the politics of energy, technology, and health care reform.” The new reporting venture will be fueled by the work of 40 journalists, much like the original Politico staff was organized during its inception in January 2007.
Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei believes this new project will provide subscribers with the no-nonsense content they are looking for:
“Political and policy professionals want someone to cut through the clutter, tell them what really matters and tell them first. We have a proven track record for doing just that – and Politico Pro will build on it.”
Politico Pro editor-in-chief Tim Grieve has just begun to fill out his team, however some key positions are already in place.