A newsletter business is being launched by three former Politico journalists covering Washington DC people and politics. The team will publish a free daily morning newsletter followed by updates, with subscriptions priced at $300.
The New York Times says:“The publication is called Punchbowl, after the Secret Service’s moniker for the U.S. Capitol, and it promises a scoop-driven, just-the-facts-ma’am operation founded by three defectors from the Washington publication Politico. One is Capitol Hill’s leading scoop-getter, Jake Sherman. He was the narrator for the political class in Politico’s newsletter Playbook and on Twitter for the bizarre negotiations over pandemic relief between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, with a tuned-out President Trump. He broke the outline of the final $900 billion deal on Dec. 16. He and his partners, Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan, are betting that there’s a large, paying audience of readers more interested in how power works in America than in journalists’ views on how it ought to work.”