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DecodeDC Acquired by E.W. Scripps; Expanding Staff and Mission

DecodeDC, the podcast, radio show and reporting brand, has been acquired by the E.W. Scripps company and will join its storied Washington, DC news bureau, founder and host Andrea Seabrook announced today.

“I’m thrilled,” said Seabrook. “It has always been my goal to cover Washington in a fresh new way, leaving behind the tired old cliches of political news. Scripps believes in that vision too, and has invested in expanding DecodeDC.”

Seabrook will join Scripps as well, continuing as the Anchor and Senior Editor of DecodeDC’s content. She previously spent more than a decade at NPR, reporting on Congress and hosting its nationally syndicated news programs. Seabrook left NPR in 2012 and founded DecodeDC with more than $100,000 raised through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

“The mission of DecodeDC is to tell the REAL stories in politics -- and to ignore the left/right theater that is dramatized by politicians and reported by the media on a daily basis,” said Seabrook. “I couldn’t be happier to find such an enthusiastic partner in Scripps, with its stellar legacy of truth-telling.”

Listeners will continue to find DecodeDC podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud and other listening platforms, as well as on the website, DecodeDC.com. As it joins Scripps’ Washington, DC Bureau, DecodeDC will expand into the company’s newspapers, television stations, and digital properties.

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I've been a podcast listener since decode DC was first launched, and noticed that there haven't been any new episodes in a while. Came here to see if Andrea is ok, and herein see such great news! Hooray that Andrea's valuable commentary will continue. Best wishes to the fantastic decode DC team.

December 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRuthC

I thought the whole point of leaving NPR was to be independent?

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRL

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