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He marked his purchase of Chicagoist — formerly part of the media empire of Joe Ricketts, whose family owns the Cubs — by beefing with Crain’s Chicago Business.
Gothamist is back (yay!), but DNAinfo is not (boo!). Here’s what we’ve learned about the public radio bid to bring the site back.
“We wanted to focus on neighborhoods and we wanted to have a membership model. We didn’t get to do it our way at DNA, at least on the business side. So we said, ‘Let’s just do it our way now.'”
“So many people who work professionally on the Internet really don’t know, until too late, that their work is this fragile.”
Signs that the sites’ owner Joe Ricketts didn’t hold journalistic independence sacrosanct came soon after DNAinfo acquired Gothamist LLC, which promptly deleted at least five stories since 2010 about its new owner.
“Those areas, more than any part of the city, have been disenfranchised over the past 100-plus years. Even though there’s coverage there, it’s often quick, one-hit coverage — parachute journalism.”