The Hill (newspaper)

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The Hill
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Type Daily newspaper (when Congress is in session)
Format Compact
Owner(s) Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.
Founder(s) Jerry Finkelstein
Publisher Johanna Derlega
Editor Bob Cusack[1]
Managing editors Ian Swanson[1]
Photo editor Greg Nash
Founded September 1994; 22 years ago (1994-09)
Headquarters Washington, D.C., U.S.
Circulation 24,000 print (December 2012)[2]
ISSN 1521-1568
Website thehill.com

The Hill is an American political journalism newspaper and website published in Washington, D.C. since 1994.[3][4][5] It is published by Capitol Hill Publishing, which is owned by News Communications, Inc. Focusing on politics, policy, business and international relations, The Hill coverage includes the U.S. Congress, the presidency, and election campaigns.[6]

The paper was founded in 1994 and was published by New York businessman Jerry Finkelstein. The paper is currently owned by his son Jimmy Finkelstein, who serves as its chairman.[7] Bob Cusack currently serves as the editor-in-chief, Johanna Derlega as the publisher, and Ian Swanson as managing editor.[3]

History[edit]

The Hill was founded in 1994 under the company News Communications, Inc.. The success of Roll Call was cited as a factor that inspired The Hill. Jerry Finkelstein, the former publisher of the New York Law Journal and The National Law Journal, was the primary shareholder of the company. New York Democratic Representative Gary L. Ackerman was a major shareholder of News Communications, but the company had assured the paper editorial independence.[7]

The Hill's first editor was Martin Tolchin, a former correspondent in the Washington bureau of The New York Times.[5] In 2003, Hugo Gurdon,[4] who was previously a foreign correspondent (New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Washington, industrial editor at The Daily Telegraph (London) and founding managing editor of the Toronto-based National Post), became The Hill's editor in chief. Gurdon turned The Hill from a weekly paper into a daily during congressional sessions. In 2014, Gurdon left for the Washington Examiner and was replaced by his managing editor, Bob Cusack.[1]

The newspaper has the largest circulation of any Capitol Hill publication, with more than 24,000 print readers.[4] It also operates a news website which features six blogs dedicated to specific political and policy issues: Ballot Box, Blog Briefing Room, Congress Blog, Floor Action, In the Know, and Twitter Room.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yingling, Jennifer (2014-07-28). "The Hill names Bob Cusack Editor in Chief". The Hill. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  2. ^ "The Hill: 'An investment in the arts is an investment in economic growth'". Americans for the Arts Action Fund. February 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Introduction". The Hill. 
  4. ^ a b c "Who we are". The Hill. 
  5. ^ a b "New paper to vie for readers on Capitol Hill". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ "New and Old Political Media Are Battling for Dominance in the Century's Wildest Election". AdWeek. Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  7. ^ a b Mcfadden, Robert D. (2012-11-28). "Jerry Finkelstein, New York Power Broker, Dies at 96". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-12-24. 

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