DCist revived by public radio

DNAinfo and Gothamist Are Back, Thanks to Public Radio

WNYC, a NY public radio station, said Friday will take over the three locally focused news sites after funding was provided by two anonymous donors.

Local, digital news is getting a boost from public radio.

The acquisition is being funded mainly through funds from two anonymous donors, the stations said in a news release. This deal is part of public radio's commitment to local journalism and honors the legacy and shared mission of Gothamist, as well as DNAinfo, the trusted neighborhood news service founded by Joe Ricketts.

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"The nonprofit WNYC business model has proved to be a growing and thriving thing while a lot of things have been going so deeply south", Jim Schachter, head of WNYC's news division, told the magazine.

NY radio station WNYC revealed this morning that it recently acquired Gothamist, a local news site that was abruptly shut down last November. "The addition of DCIST expands the breadth of our local content, and increases our digital presence to better serve our community".

In an open letter to Southern Californians, KPCC Chief Content Officer Kristen Muller said that when LAist went dark, "a collective shudder ran through our newsroom. I'm proud that SCPR could be part of this innovative effort". According to Pasadena, California, public radio station KPCC, two anonymous donors purchased the three websites for an undisclosed amount, along with a sister site.

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Though the financial details weren't disclosed, the station says the acquistition resulted from a competitive process.

Billionaire investor Joe Ricketts, the founder and former CEO of TD Ameritrade, started DNAinfo in 2009. But the sudden decision also raised questions among employees, some of whom had voted to unionize only a week earlier.

Old media saving new media-what a way to end the week. WNYC broadcasts on 93.9 FM and AM 820 to listeners in NY and the tri-state area, and is available to audiences everywhere atWNYC.org, the WNYC app and through major digital radio services, all made possible through the generous support of our members, donors and sponsors. "At a time when local journalism is declining everywhere, we are excited to revive this important news source for our region".

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