The Future of Print

Politico: A “Vulgar Asshole Of A Publication” That’s Rolling The Competition

Posted in Boom by futureofprint on February 17, 2009

Traffic to Politico — the political news site that broke word of John McCain’s seven houses and Sarah Palin’s shopping spree — was supposed to tank after the election.

It dropped, but not nearly to pre-election levels. Now, according to Compete, traffic is climbing again, up 6% month-over-month.

Naturally, this success is driving Politico’s rivals crazy.

Which is probably why the best part of The New Republic’s feature, “The Scoop Factory: Inside Politico and the brave new world of post-print journalism,” is when writer Gabriel Sherman gets to quoting the site’s detractors.

via Politico: A “Vulgar Asshole Of A Publication” That’s Rolling The Competition.

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