Thursday, April 29, 2010

New WaPo Site

from yesterday's inbox:

April 28, 2010—The Washington Post, the leading source on politics, today introduces a new politics homepage, The new site offers the best compendium of U.S. political news, as well as the in-depth, original reporting and analysis that has made The Post Washington’s top online destination for politics. brings together political coverage produced across the newsroom, from The Post’s established reporting teams and columnists to its bloggers and online tools. In coming phases, the site also will offer more video, unique perspectives from an expanded number of bloggers, easier ways to share content with social media networks, must-read content aggregated from elsewhere and original polling.

“If you care about American politics, you’ll want to bookmark PostPolitics or make it your homepage,” said Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli. “No other politics website in the capital reaches more people than we do, and the reason is our depth, our expertise and our talent. The new site builds on that.”

Chris Cillizza, author of the must-read political blog The Fix, will expand his role to serve as Managing Editor of In addition to seasoned Post writers and opinion columnists such as Dan Balz, David Broder, Eugene Robinson, Kathleen Parker, Ezra Klein, Charles Krauthammer, Steve Pearlstein and Dana Milbank, will be home to recent additions to The Post’ political team, including Karen Tumulty, David Weigel and Nia-Malika Henderson.

The site has a great interactive map of house and senate races, providing info on previous voting in the district and other data.

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