Journalists John Heilemann and John Battelle have launched a new politics-focused media outlet ahead of the 2020 elections.

The outlet, called The Recount, will be video-driven, featuring short videos that summarize what is happening in the news.

In an email to supporters announcing the new outlet, Battelle described one daily video the organization has been producing as a “unique mashup of each day’s reporting and commentary” designed “to make you smart about the stories that matter … in five minutes or less.” […]