TaglineExtensive political coverage for Seattle and Washington state
Year Founded2009
Type or CoveragePolitics
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
Mappin LocationSeattle - Washington
Principal StaffJosh Feit
Principal StaffErica C.Barnett
Description[UPDATE: After briefly ceasing operations in May 2012 due to “limited and inconsistent” ad revenue Publicola was purchased in mid-June 2012 by SagaCity Media owner of the Seattle Metropolitan magazine and other properties for an undisclosed sum. The new web publication is called PubliCola at SeattleMet. Popular features like “Morning Fizz” “Afternoon Jolt” and and “ThinkTank” continue to be published and Josh Feit the site’s founder and co-editor and Erica Barnett the site’s co-editor and reporter remain onboard.] [Profile updated October 31 2012] Seattle-based online news source PubliCola is named for Publius Valerius Publicola. Publicola is an agnomen meaning “friend of the people” and P.V. Publicola was one of four Roman aristocrats credited with establishing the first Roman Republic by helping to overthrow the Roman monarchy—the Federalist Papers were published under the pseudonym “Publius” in his honor. As a news site PubliCola serves up its own self-described “cola for the people” offering “non-partisan original daily reporting that prioritizes a balanced approach to news” for residents of the Evergreen State.
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