DCist was shuttered without warning late a year ago as part of billionaire owner Joe Ricketts' decision to close the network of local news sites that also includes NYC-based Gothamist, LAist and DNAInfo. I also want to recognize and salute LAURA WALKER and JOE RICKETTS for their leadership and generosity in putting this deal together. The assets acquired will enable the stations to expand their digital footprint and support their shared missions to reflect and serve their listeners and the public.
Investing in DCist will help the station's "radio journalism team become more fully multiplatform", he said. The deal was funded primarily by two anonymous donors. "That resonates with us at WNYC, where we are committed to telling stories rooted in NY and that matter to New Yorkers".
John Chao, the chief operating officer for New York Public Radio, said the public radio station plans to fund Gothamist through a combination of sponsorship, events and membership.
Gothamist and a companion news site DNAinfo were previously owned by Joe Ricketts, a billionaire businessman who founded the brokerage TD Ameritrade.
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"We are delighted to be able to merge LAist's assets into Southern California Public Radio's public service newsroom", said Bill Davis, President, Southern California Public Radio. "I'm proud that SCPR could be part of this innovative effort".
Ricketts abruptly shuttered both sites in November, a week after reporters and editors who worked for them voted to join a union.
Though the financial details weren't disclosed, the station says the acquistition resulted from a competitive process. A week before the closure, reporters in NY voted to unionize.
Public radio station WNYC announced Friday that it has bought the New York City-based operation and will have it back online in the spring.
The staffs of DNAinfo and Gothamist are members of the WGA, while WNYC's employees are part of SAG-AFTRA. "At a time when local journalism is declining everywhere, we are excited to revive this important news source for our region".