January 31, 2014 – Communities Digital News Launches Independent News Operation
Contact: Jacquie Kubin
Communities Digital News Launches Independent News Operation
New stand alone website allows for wider variety of political, social viewpoints
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 31, 2014 — Communities Digital News debuted its newly independent, stand alone news operation, ending its previous relationship with the Washington Times organization.
The decision by Communities management to end its relationship with the Washington Times is two-fold.
First, it allows Communities Digital News to broaden its editorial voice and become more inclusive of a wide variety of political and social viewpoints, covering all aspects of any given event or story without restraint.
Second, it allows Communities Digital News more business independence and flexibility, allowing for greater reader and revenue growth, including syndication.
“Communities’ politics include the liberal and libertarian, moderate and conservative, and views without any label,” said Jacquie Kubin, founder and senior editor of Communities Digital News. “There are no sacred cows at Communities. Our writers can provide our audience the kind of information and insight it is thirsting for best when there are no prior restraints, filters, or assumptions. This is sorely lacking within the information marketplace.
“This holds true whether our columnists are covering politics, entertainment, sports, health and science, food and travel, or even lifestyle features,” added Kubin. “We wish to control our own destiny and our recent growth in 2013 with an increase of nearly 34 percent in page views makes this possible.”
Communities Digital News will retain the same editorial team, same stable of 150 columnists, and same production schedule on its own independent platform at www.commdiginews.com The only change is severing its editorial relationship and revenue sharing with the Times, and its URL.
Kubin said Communities Digital News remains grateful and appreciative of its previous partnership with The Washington Times, and has enjoyed working with and contributing to the Times mission.
About Communities Digital News
Communities Digital News, originally launched as Communities at Washington Times in 2009, is an independent, privately owned news operation based in Washington D.C., with six editors and 150 columnists across the United States and around the world covering national, international, and regional news, politics, health and science, sports, entertainment, religion, food and travel, and feature reporting on topics from family to law to history. Its mission is to provide a well-rounded view of today’s news from multiple angles and viewpoints to tell the whole story, 24 hours per day.