WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Washington City Paper (WCP), the weekly newspaper renowned for its high-quality local news and arts coverage since 1981, announces the appointment of Katy McKegney to the position of Publisher. This appointment represents the next step in the paper's evolution under the ownership of Mark Ein, who purchased the paper in December of 2017.
In this role, Ms. McKegney will oversee the publication's advertising sales, sponsorship programs, strategic partnerships and events. She brings a dozen years of experience in the Washington, D.C. market to the role, most recently at The Hill newspaper, where she served as Advertising Director since 2014.
"Since its inception, Washington City Paper has been dedicated to serving the DC community as our local independent arts, culture, and investigative news source," says Ms. McKegney. "Given this city's current political climate, I am honored to take on this role to ensure that Washington City Paper continues to play an essential role in telling the hows and whys of Washington by connecting valued national brands to our community in order to support his endeavor. "
With his purchase of Washington City Paper, Mark Ein returned the paper to local control and solidified the foundation of the company. Now, with the appointment of Ms. McKegney, he will look to build upon the past year's successes, further strengthening the relationships that the paper has forged throughout the city.
Under its new ownership, the paper has been re-energized, engaging with the city more than ever before. WCP invested in new community events, like the acclaimed Riot, Rebellion, Resurrection: A Conversation About D.C. in 1968; it hosted a panel attended by hundreds on the widely contested Initiative 77, and solidified ownership of the city's beloved Peeps diorama competition. WCP hosted its two signature events in the city, Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair and Best of D.C., and launched a sports section in June of 2018.
"Katy McKegney understands the power of media, and how digital, print, and events work together to elevate stories in a way which makes for more compelling and authentic content for both readers and newsmakers," said Ein. "Returning Washington City Paper to local control and building a stronger business that can better tell the local stories of this city was job one. Katy brings a deep understanding and appreciation of the Washington region and brand strategy, and with her hire, we are ready to take the next big step as we look to the future of the paper."
About Washington City Paper
Washington City Paper is a free, controlled-circulation weekly, printed in a tabloid format on newsprint every Thursday. More than 50,000 copies are distributed in the Washington D.C. area to more than 1,100 locations. Recognized for our investigative reporting, coverage of regional government and politics, performing arts, music, food and drink, Washington City Paper covers every aspect of local life. Our readers look to us for our comprehensive music, theater and events listings in newsprint and at washingtoncitypaper.com.
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