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Politico is going to start publishing a free, bimonthly print magazine called Politico Magazine next month, the company announced Wednesday (and it confirmed on Twitter that it is free). This will also include a hefty online component that will be updated daily starting November 14. On November 15, Politico will distribute 40,000 copies of the print edition “around the Washington region as well as to select locations across the country.”
Editor is Susan Glasser, the former editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Other staffers — looks as if there are eight in total — formerly held positions at the Washington Post, Time and The Atlantic, among other places.
Politico Magazine looks to be largely supported by advertising: According to the announcement, “Bank of America has signed on as the presenting launch sponsor of Politico Magazine and exclusive online advertiser for 2013.”
Politico also has other print products: In addition to its newspaper, distributed five days a week on Capitol Hill and a few locations in NYC, there’s Politico Pro: A Policy Magazine. That product, which Politico began distributing in March, is a free quarterly print mag intended to drive subscribers to Politico Pro online.