The Washington Post is expanding its PowerPost team with plans to launch three new daily newsletters in areas critical to the incoming administration and Congress. Modeled after James’s Hohmann’s successful Daily 202, these newsletters will cover the financial services sector and economic policy, healthcare policy, and energy and environmental policy. PowerPost will also be hiring a deputy editor and a researcher to help support its increased ambitions.
“We expect a huge amount of activity in these areas, underscoring the need for smart, nuanced reporting and sophisticated analysis that can be delivered directly to the people who care most about them,” said Rachel Van Dongen, editor of PowerPost at The Washington Post. “Like the Daily 202, these newsletters will cut through the noise to distill the most essential information of the day, explaining incremental developments, offering big picture analysis, and looking ahead at what’s to come in these policy areas.”
PowerPost, which launched in June 2015, features specialized reporting on the people, politics and organizations that influence government. Its flagship newsletter, The Daily 202, quickly gained a large following and has become the morning must-read for elected officials and political influencers inside the Beltway and beyond.