SmithEllisItems, Inc., the holding company that publishes News Items and Political News Items, has raised $1.5 million in what it calls a friends-and-family round of equity funding.
“The money raised enables us to attract top talent, expand the reach of the newsletters and increase awareness of what we do every day,” John Ellis, founder and editor.
News Items is an independent newsletter on Substack. Launched in 2016 as a morning brief for executives at Fox News and News Corp., it is now distributed six days a week to subscribers.
Political News Items is now delivered twice weekly.