The political storm over Amazon’s pending arrival with HQ2 in Long Island City has seemingly inspired one publishing entrepreneur to start a publication aimed at the intersection of tech and politics.
City & State honcho Tom Allon said he plans to unleash a six day a week digital publication to be called Daily Tech in January.
The plan calls for the publication to be e-mail-blasted each morning around 7:30 a.m., staring Jan. 6.
Allon said he plans to secure one advertiser per week and expects to open with about 6,000 subscribers, who will receive the publication free of charge.
“We’ll be profitable in the third month, after we’ve lined up 10 weeks of ads,” he said.
Jon Lentz, who is currently editing City & State First Read, which blasts a digital edition to subscribers at 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., will add overseeing the tech publication, which will have some original reporting and an aggregation of other news stories.
While there are a myriad of digital publications covering tech, Allon said: “No one else is covering the intersection of tech and government regulation — that’s our expertise. This has become a huge topic with pending regulations of Uber, Airbnb and Facebook and the Amazon tax incentive story. This has become a huge topic.”
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