TBD.com is a new venture from Allbritton Communications (Politico, News Channel 8, WJLA-ABC 7). The web-based news operation will have a staff estimated at 50 people, but will also be a news aggregator that brings in other sources of information, i.e., blogs. The idea is to create hyper-local news content for readers depending on where they live.
Mathis is not the first high-profile local journalist-blogger-editor hire by TBD.com. Earlier this spring the new venture hired Washington City Paper Erik Wemple as site editor.