Steve Clemons Joins the Global New Startup Founded by Ben Smith and Justin Smith

From Politico Playbook:

STEVE CLEMONS is joining Project Coda, the temporary name for the global news startup founded by former Bloomberg CEO JUSTIN SMITH and former NYT media columnist BEN SMITH.

Clemons will serve as editor-at-large and run its “global live journalism operations.” He is currently editor-at-large for The Hill, and well-known in Washington both for creating live events — an increasingly important source of revenue for many news publications — and his private salons featuring prominent elected officials. (He was recently made a Chevalier in France’s Legion of Honor at a party at the French ambassador’s residence that featured so many key figures of 2021 Washington life that the scene could be the opener for the next MARK LEIBOVICH book.)