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Articles tagged Gothamist (9)

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.
“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.
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
Using geotagged Instagram data, CityBeat tries — often unsuccessfully or belatedly — to find breaking news.
Publisher Jake Dobkin said its traffic levels were low compared to the rest of the Gothamist sites and that the network’s largest cities perform best. Andrew Phelps