by May 20, 2010 at 3:23 pm 1,506 0

Congrats to Sommer Mathis, the editor of dcist. She announced today that she will join in June. 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 Earlier this spring the new venture hired Washington City Paper Erik Wemple as site editor.


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