TaglineD.C. arts, culture, and events listings from a once-anointed champion of the local web
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageArts & Culture
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateDistrict of Columbia
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsAllbritton Communications Company
Mappin LocationArlington - Virginia
Principal StaffRyan Kearney
Principal StaffAndrew Beaujon
Principal StaffKim Chi-Ha
DescriptionWhen Washington DC-area website TBD launched in August of 2010 it was supposed to shake up the entire media landscape. A local news website with the backing of multiple local television stations and a major legacy media brand it would combine new media aggregation and reporting methods with old media resources. Politico parent company Allbritton had committed five years of financial and organizational support to the website and had recruited several high-profile local media figures including Washington City Paper editor Erik Wemple. The famously cantankerous Jack Shafer then Slate’s media critic declared the site a success a mere four days after its launch.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/12/tbd.php