Grid, a news site more than a year in the making, went live early Wednesday, with the goal of becoming a one-stop media shop for detailed renderings of the biggest stories of the day and why they matter.
Mark Bauman, who covered war and genocide around the world for ABC News before becoming a top executive at National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institution, started Grid because, he said, he had become frustrated with the coverage of important issues.
“A lot of my friends and I bounce between more than a dozen sites a day, trying to make sense of what’s become an increasingly complex news cycle, and that’s hardly a unique experience,” he said in an interview. “I mean, a medical report on one site will tell me how the latest Covid variant will affect my health but won’t say anything about how it affects the supply chain.”
Mr. Bauman, who started the project in August 2020, said he had raised about $10 million in the…