For the past couple years, there’s been a dichotomy in the DC online news world. You have, on one side, a couple serious journalistic outfits in the Washington Post, the Washington Times, WTOP and some culture specialists like the City Paper, and on the others, the wild west of cityblogging with us, DCist, and a ton of other awesome folks that we love and respect. And the rule was: ne’er the twain shall meet.
No longer. This morning at 4:26am, they flipped the switch over at the ABC-7 building and TBD.com came to life. The site will feature not just staff-written content that focuses on the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, but also the work of a large community network of sites like ours. You will see stories from We Love DC on TBD over the next few weeks, along side those of other sites in the TBD Community Network. We got our first look late yesterday, but Aaron from DCist and Jeff Jarvis of Buzz Machine have great roundups from their Friday previews.
We look forward to working with them in the future. Now get some sleep, TBDers, or at a bare minimum, some more coffee.
I crashed for a few hours in a dark conference room, but most of my colleagues have been up all night. I’m not really sure how they’re still alive!
Glad you guys are coping, at least. :)