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The Daily Beast’s Heather Dietrick: ‘Trust in platforms is down significantly’

March 14, 2018
BY Digiday - Aditi Sangal

In the nine months under CEO Heather Dietrick’s charge, The Daily Beast has entered the competition for Donald Trump coverage with big players like The New York Times and The Washington Post.

“We couldn’t just let the bigger guys play in that space. To compete, we built a small but heavyweight team of experts in politics and national security,” said Dietrick on this week’s Digiday Podcast. “People get caught in the swirl of tweetstorms, but we stay focused on the larger stories like the Russian interference. When the Mueller indictments came out, a lot of factual citations were from five stories that the Beast had broken.”

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