Politico starts paid online servive

Politic, the Washington-based website / free daily, will start a paid online service Politico Pro next year. The news service will focus on health care, energy and technology.

According to the New York Times, the service will cost subscribers $1,495 to $2,500 a year for the first topic and $1,000 for each subsequent topic.

The new online service will be targeted mostly at lobbyists and government officials. Politico will employ 50 people for the operation, 40 of them journalists.

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