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Articles tagged Gothamist (11)

From building trust with readers to indulging your own curiosity, local reporters share tips for finding science stories for local audiences.
Questions from readers ranged from basic (What’s ranked choice voting?) to skeptical (Why are we even doing this?) to strategic (How can I optimize my ballot so that [Candidate X] doesn’t win?).
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.