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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:25 pm 
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People might remember the politically motivated demise of the highly esteemed -ist web sites. First their drumpf-voting owner censored the content, then after they unionized, he killed them off altogether.

Now, Gothamist/DCist/LAist have risen from the dead. Wired:

https://www.wired.com/story/gothamist-d ... lic-radio/

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After billionaire Joe Ricketts announced the shuttering of local news organizations Gothamist and DNAInfo last fall, readers across the country mourned the loss of the beloved sites, and worried about the vulnerability of journalism in the digital age.

Now, a consortium of public radio stations, including WNYC in New York, WAMU in Washington DC, and KPCC in Southern California, has banded together to bring some of those sites back from the dead. The three stations are acquiring the assets of Gothamist and some of its associated sites, including LAist, DCist, and DNAInfo. The deal was spearheaded by Gothamist founders Jake Dobkin and Jen Chung, and is being funded by two anonymous donors who have contributed an undisclosed sum to acquire the brands. As part of the deal, the archives of both sites will remain online. Gothamist, led by Dobkin and Chung, will begin publishing new stories this spring.

Dobkin characterizes the acquisition as "the best possible outcome" following Gothamist's unceremonious closure, which infuriated much of the media industry. Ricketts' controversial decision to shut down the sites came months after DNAInfo acquired Gothamist, and just one week after the combined newsroom successfully unionized. As an added blow, Ricketts initially blocked access to the archives of both sites, replacing them with a letter announcing that he had turned off the lights.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:27 pm 
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There's always hope out there instead of mourning fight back & that's what WNYC & the other outlets are doing hopefully somewhere down the road Ricketts will be removed from Gothamist & DNAinfo & it goes independent with some updated ownership rule changes.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:51 pm 
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Aren't they buying it from Ricketts?

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