November 2, 2017: A day that will be infamous in U.S. journalism history.
Below is what DNAinfo, staff, readers and advertisers were greeted by when they went to DNAinfo’s New York City and Chicago website that Thursday.
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Crain’s Chicago Business’ Lynne Marek: DNAinfo Chicago shuts down
NPR: Billionaire Owner Shuts Down DNAinfo, Gothamist Sites A Week After Workers Unionize
Chicago Tribune’s Robert Channick: DNAinfo, Gothamist news sites shut down by billionaire Joe Ricketts after union vote
Chicago Sun-Times’ Mitchell Armentrout: Joe Ricketts closes DNAinfo after blasting ‘corrosive’ union dynamic
New York Times: DNAinfo and Gothamist Are Shut Down After Vote to Unionize
New York Times: A Billionaire Destroyed His Newsrooms Out of Spite
Joe Rickett’s Blog: Why I’m Against Unions At Business I Create
Andrea V. Watson: My Company Abruptly Shutdown; Now What?
Newsweek: Gothamist and DNAinfo Are the Latest Victims of the Billionaire War on Journalism
WTTW’s Chicago Tonight: DNAinfo and the Challenge of Hyperlocal News
Jocelyn Geboy: How The Dismantling Of DNA Info And Chicagoist Hurt Us All