Politico is a new model for journalism, and thus, for public relations people. Joel Albritton owns our ABC affiliated station WJLA, and other media properties. So here’s what happened as Albritton Communications snuck up on everyone and now dominates this media market:
- NewsChannel 8 — Albritton started a 24-hour LOCAL cable station, NewsChannel 8, recently rebranded as TBD (to be determined). The cable station launched Washington Business Tonight” and mixed local sources, federal and business leaders. It started the localization model for broadcast media.