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In the Lead Up to Stimulus Bill’s Passage, D.C. Digital Engagement Outpaced National Trends

In the Lead Up to Stimulus Bill’s Passage, D.C. Digital Engagement Outpaced National Trends

Since the coronavirus pandemic has gripped the nation’s attention, U.S. online readership has increased by more than 60% over typical levels, according to a Kivvit analysis of publisher data from Parse.ly.

But as eyes turned to Washington, D.C., where federal officials worked on the $2 trillion stimulus package in March, we found that media outlets in the nation’s capital saw even higher rates of engagement compared to before the pandemic. We learned this by speaking with a cadre of leading digital, print, and radio outlets that cover Inside the Beltway policy and politics.