Washington Post Launches PostPolitics.com, Names Chris Cillizza Managing Editor Of This New Politics Homepage

Two pieces of news coming in from the Washington Post this morning – the publication launched PostPolitics.com this morning, a new politics homepage that boasts Chris Cillizza as its managing editor. Cillizza is the author of The Fix political blog.

Says executive editor Marcus Brauchli of the site:

If you care about American politics, you’ll want to bookmark PostPolitics or make it your homepage. No other politics website in the capital reaches more people than we do, and the reason is our depth, our expertise and our talent. The new site builds on that.

The site will offer several informative features, including a special focus on 2010 elections through an interactive election map and a push towards reader interactivity by, for example, highlighting Tweets and user comments.

And, in the near future, the homepage will introduce additional features such as a blog network of independent state-based political bloggers, video chats (such as discussions on the day’s top political news from Cillizza), the integration of Facebook to create a more personalized experience for users wanting to share articles, and a The Fix political podcast.