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Because We Need Less Political Media In California

Looks like PolitickerCA is going down.

Twelve Politicker political news sites around the country, including PolitickerCO.com in Colorado, were shut down and their reporters unexpectedly laid off Friday morning. The sites, billed as “Inside politics for political insiders,” covered news in 17 states around the country and are owned by the Observer Media Group, based in New York.

Politicker.com sites in New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania will remain operating, according to a source with the company. Sites in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Vermont and Washington state will disappear.

The sites were put up in a very aggressive way and appear to be coming down even more aggressively.  PolitickerCA will definitely be missed.  Their morning link-fest was perfect to keep up to date, and they had decent political reporting.  But online media, always shaky in terms of their financial model, is likely to cut back very severely in the current environment.

The lack of transparency and accountability in the decisions made by government leaders in the state and the lack of news outlets reporting from Sacramento and throughout the state on local issues is in direct proportion.