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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.
“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.'”
“We have to find new and creative ways to not replace a client’s Google and Facebook spend but find our own portion of it.”
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.