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The Fiscal Times: ‘We are always looking for new writers’

The Fiscal Times launched in March 2010 and quickly established itself among the ranks of pubs that cover politics, policy, economics and business. With a global readership similar to that of The Economist, Financial Times and Businessweek, landing a byline at the site means your words will reach everyone from Washington policymakers and corporate execs to college students and retirees.

TFT was named “Best New Site of 2011″ by minOnline, and its contributors include former staffers from The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Freelancers, however, should not be daunted: “We’re always looking for new writers,” said senior editor Blaire Briody. Editors are on the lookout for stories that add value: “We are very interested in profiles of controversial political figures and business leaders, as well as counterintuitive pieces and data-driven analyses of government reports,” said Briody.

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The Fiscal Times Rolls Out A Print Edition

After 11 months as an online-only financial and political news outlet, The Fiscal Times is diversifying by launching its first annual print edition today.  The debut of The Fiscal Times magazine will offer readers an overview of the new year’s economic agenda and its effect on policy making.  According to an official press release, the inaugural issue will also feature articles on economic growth opportunities, the current state of Congress, the core drivers of federal spending, and an essay on global interdependence written by President Bill Clinton.

TFT editor-in-chief Jacqueline Leo discussed the benefits of offering her magazine’s content through a variety of outlets.

We are delighted to introduce our first print magazine.  We believe that media consumers want content in multiple formats, on multiple platforms and that this mixed media model meets those expectations.

The Fiscal Times magazine will include contributions and commentary from a wide array of columnists, bloggers, and experts including Washington Post reporter John Berry, FOX News’s Liz Peek, and The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Herman.

The Fiscal Times Chooses New Senior Washington Correspondent

Merrill Goozner, an award-winning journalist, is joining New York-based The Fiscal Times full time as senior Washington correspondent.  Goozner replaces Edmund Andrews, who is headed to the National Journal.

Goozner, as a freelancer, has written extensively about health care policy for The Fiscal Times since the digital publication launched in March.

His focus will shift to reporting and writing on a broad range of economic, budget, and tax policy issues.

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Fiscal Times Will Have Powerhouse Of Journos, Content

jackie.jpgNow see, this is the kind of publication we hope to see more of in 2010: The Fiscal Times, set to launch next year, will be an online-only entity that “will aim to drive the conversation surrounding our nation’s most pressing economic issues.”

Sure, there are plenty of economic blogs out there right now, but there are two things that make us excited about The Fiscal Times. One is its content sharing agreement: the news org already has a deal with The Washington Post, and is working on arrangements with other publications, much in the way that The Business Insider has done. Secondly, The Fiscal Times really has culled some of the best financial reporters and editors: Ann Reilly Dowd, formerly of Fortune and Money; Elaine Povich from The Chicago Tribune and Newsday; Dan Morgan, an ex-investigative reporter for The Washington Post and Eric Pianin, a 28-year veteran of The Washington Post. What’s more, TFT’s editor-in-chief is Jackie Leo (at left), who formerly held the same position at Reader’s Digest and was editorial director of Consumer Reports.

With this group, it finally makes sense why the organizations that are sharing content would actually want to take articles from The Fiscal Times, and not the other way around.

Says one of the founders of the publication, Peter G. Peterson, “The Fiscal Times is a new entity whose time has come, an independently supported publication comprised of top journalists and opinion makers covering the critical economic issues of our time.” We might actually believe him.

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