About

The DC Line is a nonprofit media organization dedicated to covering local news in our city and providing the information you need to be an active participant in hometown DC. Our team of reporters and editors brings years of experience covering all levels of District government and exploring topics of interest to the city’s residents.

Founder and editor Chris Kain launched The DC Line in 2018 after spending more than 26 years at The Current Newspapers, where he was managing editor. In that role, he oversaw coverage of an evolving city — and saw firsthand the gaps left by the District’s for-profit media as the industry undergoes a period of disruption. The DC Line is still in beta form, but we hope you’ll help us bring our vision to life: creating a platform where we can identify and share the most important stories taking place across the District. We’ll be updating the website at least several times a week with stories, commentaries, event listings and news releases, with a goal of more frequent posts as we grow. You can also sign up for our weekday morning email newsletter.

The DC Line team includes web developer and designer Prisca Lo Surdo; copy editor Anath Hartmann; columnist jonetta rose barras; and contributing writers Robert Bettmann, Cuneyt Dil, Michelle Goldchain, Naomi Harris, Mark Lieberman, Andria Moore, Taylor Mulcahey, Bill Myers, Scott Nover, Kate Oczypok, Katherine Saltzman, Lee Sturtevant and Graham Vyse.

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