CQ Roll Call Launches New Roll Call, Incorporating CQ Policy Coverage and Schedules, Expands Frequency and Circulation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CQ Roll Call, an Economist Group business, launched a new Roll Call today incorporating CQ's policy coverage.  Showcasing the best of the CQ Roll Call newsroom, the new Roll Call will increase its frequency by publishing Monday through Friday.  It will feature the acclaimed Congressional and political reporting Roll Call has been known for, along with the must-read legislative coverage from the most credible and objective newsroom covering Capitol Hill*.  Roll Call will also feature CQ Roll Call's hallmark Daybook, the most trusted listing of Congressional and DC-based events available.  Additionally, CQ Roll Call has launched a brand new RollCall.com.

"The essential nature of Roll Call since its founding in 1955 has been to serve the Capitol Hill community with ground breaking content," said Susan Benkelman, Editorial Director, CQ Roll Call. "With the new Roll Call and RollCall.com, we will bring the best of CQ Roll Call to serve a broader set of readers with a varied mix of reporting that better serves the professional community of Capitol Hill, its diverse interests, and its curiosity."

With today's launch issue, CQ Roll Call welcomes David Rapp, Roll Call's new Editor who comes to the company with a wealth of experience in publishing, particularly in digital strategy, and in creating innovative products for people who rely on top-notch government information and analysis.

The new Roll Call will see a significant increase in circulation and become the largest circulation daily among political publications on Capitol Hill. "That the House and Senate subscribe to this new Roll Call is a testament to the comprehensive value they see it bringing members and staffers," said Beth Bronder, Senior Vice President and Publisher, CQ Roll Call.

The new Roll Call includes an influence section on Mondays and Wednesdays that follows the activities of K Street, tracks money in politics and covers the business of lobbying. Roll Call's Politics section, with its signature At the Races blog, will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays we'll bring you Around the Hill, where we explore the community of Capitol Hill. 

RollCall.com has been expanded to incorporate policy coverage while maintaining its focus on the people and politics of Capitol Hill. CQ.com will remain the company's premium offering and serve as the primary destination for comprehensive and in-depth policy information, including tools to track specific bills, committees, votes and floor actions in real time, custom alerts, member profiles and relevant documents.

"In an environment of ever increasing sources of news and information, advertisers are seeking trusted sources to deliver their message," said Beth Bronder, Senior Vice President and Publisher, CQ Roll Call.  "The brand new Roll Call and RollCall.com provide innovative vehicles for advertisers combining incisive political coverage with the highest quality news, information and analysis of Congressional activity and critical policy topics."

*Erdos and Morgan 2012 Opinion Leaders Study

About CQ Roll Call

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