Elevation DC is a weekly online magazine focused on what's next for the city. We're creating a new narrative about D.C., one that connects our readers with everyone and everything moving the city and region forward--NOT just politics and pork-barrel spending. In our weekly issues, we highlight the people, ideas, neighborhoods, companies and institutions that make D.C. great.
Every week, Elevation DC sends out a newsletter detailing the latest in development, job growth, and innovative solutions to D.C.'s most pressing problems. Sign up for free using the form to the right, and we'll send it to you, too.
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Meet the Team
Managing editor Rachel Kaufman
Rachel is a tech, business and science journalist passionate about her adopted hometown of Washington, D.C. She lives in Brookland.
Rachel has written for Inc., CNNMoney, ScientificAmerican.com, National Geographic News and others. She also helped launch and manage a blog about jobs and jobseeking in the media for Mediabistro.com, and has edited and produced the careers and continuing education section for the Washington Post Express.
Innovation and Jobs news editor Allyson Jacob
Allyson Jacob is a writer originally hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Innovation and Job News editor for Elevation DC
. Her work has been featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer
and Cincinnati CityBeat.
Development news editor Lisa Spinelli
Lisa Spinelli is a freelance journalist, copy editor and mother of two. After receiving her Master of Science in print journalism from Columbia University in 2004, Lisa worked across the country and in Italy as a journalist, editor and Web editor. Her website LisaSpinelli.com
has links to a smattering of her published clips.
Our parent company
We are published by Issue Media Group
, a Detroit-based media company specializing in developing web-based magazines about local communities.
Our editorial/conflict of interest policy
Our funding comes from foundations, corporations, and more, whose ads you can see decorating the various pages of Elevation. These foundations have access to the editorial team to pitch stories, but do not control what Elevation covers or how. If you have any questions about these policies, please e-mail email@example.com