The Story Behind the Unjust Shutdown of Gothamist and DNAinfo
November 14, 2017 9:02 PM Subscribe
Death of local journalism, union busting, right wing politics, or just bad business? In early 2017, Joe Ricketts, the billionaire owner of Gothamist and DNAinfo said Gothamist — a franchise of eight city-centric Web sites that did local reporting as well as blog-style editorials, opinions, cultural coverage, and snark — “fits right in with our vision for future expansion,” adding, “We think the result will be the most potent online source of neighborhood news and information available anywhere.” Ultimately, the newsrooms operated jointly for only eight months.
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