Former senator hangs his hat on a new Post
June 19, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
Davida Ander Tribune Intern
OTTAWA-TORONTO – A new online non-partisan American political newspaper, the PennAvePost, was launched recently, just more than a year after its sister publication, the Canadian political newspaper from Ottawa called the WellingtonSt.Post, took to the web.
The 24/7 virtual newspaper contains coverage of the political parties and groups, as well as separate editions for topics like the White House, the polls and journalists. Other features include live radio links and book reviews.
The PennAvePost, named after Pennsylvania Avenue, the street joining the White House and the US Capitol, contains posts with links to the highest-viewed articles from political blogs and websites.
“What this is is one-stop shopping for information. Relevant, intelligent, well-written information,” said former Senator Jerry Grafstein, co-founder and chair of the advisory board.
Within a day of its launch, Grafstein said news about the site reached 927,000 Google page results. He would not reveal the number of page views for the site.
PennAvePost serves as a well-rounded resource for politicians, political activists and the general public.
“I give you an insight into Washington without a twist or a turn and without a bias. You judge for yourself – this is truly a democratic newspaper,” Grafstein said.
The site began as an extension of the WellingtonSt.Post, which co-founder and president Adam Miron originally envisioned as an online liberal-based newspaper. Grafstein suggested expanding the site to include all political parties and viewpoints.
Grafstein and his team are now working on an online political newspaper from Hollywood called the HollyPost and one from England called the WestminsterPost. A third project in the works is a Jerusalem-based newspaper called the CityofDavidPost.