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'Wash Post' Launches Epic 25-Part Web 'K Street' Series

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'Wash Post' Launches Epic 25-Part Web 'K Street' Series

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In a bold move, and experiment, The Washington Post launched today an unprecedented 25-part series, starting in print but continuing on the Web. It's written by longtime Post writer and editor Robert G. Kaiser, and will run Monday through Friday for five weeks.

Called "The Citizen K Street Project," it focuses, as the title would indicate, on lobbying in the nation's capital. Chief editor is Jeffrey Leen, and it will include photos and video.

"In the coming weeks, Robert G. Kaiser, associate editor of The Washington Post, will tell the story of Gerry Cassidy's career and the evolution of his firm in a unique fashion, combining the resources of both The Post and washingtonpost.com," the newspaper announces today. Summaries will appear in print but the story will run in full only on the Web.

Here's how the mammoth series is introduced today at www.washingtonpost.com

*Thirty-eight years ago, a young lawyer named Gerald S. J. Cassidy left his job in Florida on a legal aid project for migrant workers to come to Washington. He went to work on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, chaired by Sen. George McGovern (D.-S.D.). Cassidy worked for McGovern on food stamps, school lunch programs and the like for six years, then left with a colleague to establish a consulting business. They thought they could use their knowledge of Congress and the federal bureaucracy to help businesses and institutions navigate the nation's capital. Instead, they ended up helping to change Washington itself. …

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