Heritage Foundation launching new news service


Dylan Byers at Politico reports:

The Heritage Foundation, a powerful right-wing think tank, is planning to launch a new news service that will cater to a conservative audience, sources familiar with the organization’s plans told POLITICO on Wednesday.

Heritage will officially announce the project on Thursday in an embargoed report by Bloomberg News, the sources said.

This is not Heritage’s first crack at the news business:  To date, Heritage has housed a blog called “The Foundry,” which writes and aggregates stories — chiefly about Obama administration shortcomings and Republican legislative efforts — but it is far from a consistent news outlet. That blog is headed by Katrina Trinko, who joined Heritage from National Review in December.

Byers mentions that Heritage ran Townhall originally. Townhall has been owned by Salem Communications since 2005.

More from the report:

The new project, which will either be a stand-alone site or an expansion of “The Foundry,” will aim to offer a more robust, comprehensive news offering. Sources familiar with the think tank’s plans said Heritage would be hiring additional reporters and bloggers for the project.

Heritage is currently headed by Jim DeMint, who retired from being a U.S. Senator to take the job.

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