In some rare good news for local news, WYNC said Friday that it’s acquired and plans to relaunch Gothamist, which was abruptly shut down last fall after a successful union organizing effort with owner Joe Ricketts. The news, greeted with understandable glee by anyone invested in the digital local news ecosystem, has a lot of...
Last November, evil Trump-supporting billionaire Joe Ricketts shut down Gothamist (and its sister sites) to punish its staff for forming a union. (more…)
Months after billionaire Joe Ricketts closed Gothamist and its affiliates, a group of non-profit radio stations is getting the band back together.
Anna Heyward writes about the unionizing efforts at the local-news Web Gothamist and DNAinfo, and their eventual closure by their owner, Joe Ricketts.
Last week, Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade and patriarch of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs, shut down the local news sites DNAInfo and Gothamist. Ricketts’ decision to shutter his sites—which had editions...Show More Summary
Given the popularity of Ayn Rand within the plutocrat class, I suspect that billionaire Joe Ricketts would describe what he did yesterday as "going Galt": A week ago, reporters and editors in the combined newsroom of DNAinfo and Gothamist,...Show More Summary
Joe Ricketts may have shut down hyperlocal news site DNAinfo last week in a fit of pique over his New York City employees’ decision to unionize, but he was also playing a losing game. The site... To view the full story, click the title link.
Billionaire TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts on Thursday announced the shuttering of DNAinfo, a superlative local site in New York City and Chicago, and the Gothamist family of local urban websites with editions in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as the New York Times reported. Show More Summary
Last week, writers at the news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist joined a union. This week, the sites’ Trump-supporting billionaire owner, Joe Ricketts, shut them down, putting 115 people out of work. Ricketts, who deleted negative coverage of himself when he acquired the Gothamist properties in March, has threatened to shut down the site in the past if the […]
The NYC media landscape is reeling after Gothamist and DNAinfo were unceremoniously shut down yesterday by their billionaire owner Joe Ricketts. Those of us who live in New York read those two sites regularly, and we're definitely going to be a lot less informed on the goings on about town now. It's hard out here…
PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS CORRECT: ELECTIONS DO HAVE CONSEQUENCES. A week ago, reporters and editors in the combined newsroom of www.dnainfo.com and Gothamist voted to join a union. On Thursday, they lost their jobs, as Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade who owned the sites, shut them down. The owner’s logic is unfathomable to the […]
What billionaires giveth, billionaires can taketh away. DNAinfo and Gothamist, two popular local news networks, were abruptly shutdown last night, just a week after employees of companies voted to unionize. Billionaire Joe Ricketts, who launched DNAInfo in 2009 and acquired Gothamist last year, wrote that while the two sites had accomplished much over the years...
Mayor de Blasio blasted the billionaire owner of two local news sites over his decision to abruptly shut them down Thursday.
Joe Ricketts, TD Ameritrade founder and Chicago Cubs owner, created DNAinfo in 2009 to cover neighborhood news in New York and Chicago. "But DNAinfo is, at the end of the day, a business," he wrote.
Joe Ricketts, Trumpist founder of TD Ameritrade and owner of DNAinfo (which acquired Gothamist and the other -ist) sites, has shut down all Gothamist and related properties following a unionization vote by his employees. (more…)
Joe Ricketts, the billionaire owner, had been vocal about dislike for union efforts.
Every single article from local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist–including all of their subsidiary sites–has been taken down and replaced with a message from their owner, Joe Ricketts, informing the public that both companies are shutting down. Show More Summary
Billionaire Joe Ricketts has thrown a temper tantrum so big he shut his own company down. Ricketts—the founder of Ameritrade, whose children own the Chicago Cubs, and whose wealth is estimated at around $2.1 billion—closed down local...Show More Summary
If you go to Gothamist, DNAinfo, or any of their associated websites right now, you'll see this message from the CEO Joe Ricketts: As the New York Times has reported, this closure comes just one week after the writers of...
This isn't about that little ol' unionizing thing, is it Joe? by Amber Cortes Joe Ricketts: Pro-Trump, pro-profit, and anti-union. KRIS CONNOR VIA GETTY IMAGES In a move so sudden, it shocked the journalists who were working there, billionaire...Show More Summary