Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo on plans for 2009:
“So January will usher in a new Democratic Ascendancy in Washington. And here at TPM we believe we are uniquely qualified to chronicle it. So to that end we are hiring two new reporter-bloggers to be based in Washington, DC, one assigned to the White House and one assigned to Capitol Hill. The Obama White House and the expanded Democratic majorities on Capitol Hill are unquestionably the political story of the next two years. And with your help we plan to be there on the ground and and here in New York, covering it in force, fully, critically and down to the minute.”
TPM is often the argument-ender if you find yourself stuck in a blogs vs. journalism debate circa 2004. It’s journalism; it’s original reporting; it’s profitable.
Oh, and it has 10 employees. And they’re hiring reporters. Right now.
See also: Josh Marshall on the growth of Talking Points Memo and independent media
via E-Media Tidbits