By: Todd Shields
Washington has a new niche newspaper. The Federal Paper — launched as a biweekly last week but planned as a weekly next year — is aimed at readers primarily in the executive branch of the federal government.
The controlled-circulation tabloid’s first issue appeared Sept. 23. The Federal Paper is free to its core readership, which receives 30,000 copies hand-delivered on Mondays to federal buildings in and around Washington. News and policy junkies can pay $99 for an annual subscription.
The Federal Paper is published by Public Sector Media LLC, a corporation founded last year by its president, Dan Leeds, a former officer with tech publisher CMP Media Inc.