We created POLITICO with a simple promise: to prove there's a robust and profitable future for tough, fair and fun coverage of politics and government. To do this, we cling to a simple principle: always hire the most talented editors, reporters and newsroom staff and then set them loose on many platforms for modern media consumption: print, online, mobile, video and events.    

We break down the traditional journalistic conventions that make stories dull, predictable and often unreadable. Instead, while holding tightly to principles of fairness and accuracy, we have created a distinctive brand of journalism that drives the conversation—a conversation absolutely essential for readers and advertisers alike. We never lose sight of our most important audience—the political and government decision makers nationwide—and focus relentlessly on beating our competition to the big stories, emerging trends and sharpest analysis of Congress, the White House and public policy.

We never forget that complacency in the modern media is a deadly cancer. We constantly innovate, both in journalism and as a business proposition. In recent years, we have moved in and captured the dominant market position in providing subscriber-only information on the most important public policy debates with POLITICO Pro and hosting sponsored newsmaking events with the country's most powerful elected officials. 

But none of this works if we ever fall short of that initial promise of delivering nonpartisan news, fast, fair and first. We are proud that six years in, the passion to deliver exactly what readers and advertisers need burns more powerfully than ever.

Company Growth (employees)
Arlington, US
Size (employees)
774 (est)
Politico was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Arlington, US

Key People at Politico

Frederick J. Ryan Jr.

Frederick J. Ryan Jr.

President & CEO
John Harris

John Harris

Editor in Chief

Politico Office Locations

Politico has an office in Arlington
Arlington, US (HQ)
1000 Wilson Blvd

Politico Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$10 m

Latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

about 1 year
Politico's latest funding round in September 2016 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Politico has raised $10 m

Politico Operating Metrics

Politico's Unique Visitors was reported to be 27.4 m in Jul, 2016
Jan, 2014Jul, 2014Jan, 2015Jul, 2015Jan, 2016Jul, 2016

Unique Visitors

11.7 m9.9 m654.1 k455 k17.5 m27.4 m
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Politico is getting blasted online for a cartoon that critics say mocks Hurricane Harvey victims

Politico deleted a tweet on Wednesday with a cartoon showing a victim of Hurricane Harvey being rescued by a federal government emergency responder. Drawn by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Wuerker, the cartoon showed a person being rescued from a flooded-out house wi…

Politico shuffles reporters as it refocuses media coverage around politics

Politico is reassigning several of its media reporters to other beats as the publication shifts the tone of its media section to focus more on politics and less on industry news. According to multiple sources who spoke with Business Insider on the condition of anonymity, Pol…

Trump White House blocks CNN, New York Times, BuzzFeed, Politico from press briefing

In the latest shot fired between the White House and the press corps, the Trump administration reportedly blocked numerous mainstream media outlets from being in on Friday afternoon's scheduled press briefing.  CNN, the New York Times, BuzzFeed, the Los Angeles Times and Politico were all denied…

Ina Fried joins Politico co-founder’s Axios Media as chief tech correspondent

Axios Media — a new media venture founded by former Politico executives — is beefing up its tech team with the new hiring of longtime reporter Ina Fried as its chief tech correspondent in San Francisco. Fried said her job will be to take some of the largest technology stories of the day — whether it…

Politico's cofounder wants to sell $10,000-plus subscriptions to his new media company

Politico cofounder Jim VandeHei has finally unveiled the details of his new media venture, Axios, which will launch fully in January and cover the "collision between tech and areas such as bureaucracy, health care, energy, and the transportation infrastructure." But the big …
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