The Hill (newspaper)

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The Hill
Type Daily newspaper (when Congress is in session)
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.
Publisher Fran McMahon
Editor Hugo Gurdon
Managing editors Bob Cusack
Photo editor Greg Nash
Founded 1994
Headquarters Washington, D.C, U.S.
Circulation 21,814(December 2012)[1]
Official website

The Hill, a subsidiary of News Communications Inc., is a newspaper published in Washington, D.C. since 1994.[2][3][4]

Its first editor was Martin Tolchin, a veteran correspondent in the Washington bureau of The New York Times.[4]

It is written for and about the U.S. Congress, with a special focus on business and lobbying, political campaigns and other events on Capitol Hill. The newspaper features investigative reporting, profiles of lawmakers and aides, features describing the sociology and politics of the Hill, book and restaurant reviews and a weekly column about the Capitol Hill neighborhoods.[3]

Since 2003, The Hill's editor in chief has been Hugo Gurdon,[3] previously a foreign correspondent (New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Washington) and industrial editor at The Daily Telegraph (London) and founding managing editor of the Toronto-based National Post. Gurdon turned The Hill from a weekly paper into a daily during congressional sessions.

The newspaper has the largest circulation of any Capitol Hill publication, above 21,000.[3] It has a free website and 11 blogs dedicated to specific political and policy issues: The Hill's Congress Blog, The Hill's Pundits Blog, The Hill's Briefing Room, The Hill's Twitter Room, Hillicon Valley, On The Money, E2Wire, Ballot Box, Healthwatch, The Hill's Floor Action Blog and DEFCON Hill. Hillicon Valley is a policy blog about technology, E2Wire focuses on energy and environment and On the Money is about finance.

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  1. ^ "The Hill Business Publication Circulation Statement". BPA Worldwide. December 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Contact, at
  3. ^ a b c d About us, at
  4. ^ a b "New paper to vie for readers on Capitol Hill",

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