NY-based political journalism company coming to PA
Hoping to tap into the state’s “rich and passionate political landscape,” a New York-based media company will be expanding into Pennsylvania.
City & State New York has plans to launch City & State PA. The media company, known for its political-based writing and reporting, will be led by Greg Salisbury, former managing editor of the Jewish Exponent and David Alpher.
In New York, City & State focused on covering state government and politics. The company published a twice-monthly magazine and posted news on their website.
Before launching the magazine, the company hopes to rollout First Read PA, a daily news compilation government and political news similar to the one they operate for their New York coverage.
“Pennsylvania's rich and passionate political landscape in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh makes it an ideal venue for our thoughtful and balanced political content,” said Tom Allon, CEO of City & State. “It was a no-brainer for us to put our second stake down in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The political and corporate dynamism of the state and its largest city, Philadelphia, is similar to New York.”
The company said they also bring with them a series of monthly public policy events like “40 Under 40 Rising Stars,” “State of the City,” and “On Technology.” The company plans on launching First Read PA in the first week of April and will distribute the first edition of the magazine at the end of that month.
“I can’t wait to launch our suite of multimedia products in Pennsylvania because I know it will inject much-needed vigor to the Philadelphia/Harrisburg political coverage,” said Alpher. “The quality of the City & State products in New York will be replicated here and we’re lucky to have Greg Salisbury join City & State’s award-winning editorial team.”