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Gothamist and DNAinfo shut down by owner

Andrew Durbin. Photo: Tag Christoff

Local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist were shut down yesterday by owner Joe Ricketts. The decision comes one week after the New York offices of the company voted to unionize, and will affect 115 employees. In a post on the website, Ricketts wrote that while he was proud of his reporters for covering “tens of thousands of stories that have informed, impacted and inspired millions of people . . . DNAinfo is, at the end of the day, a business, and businesses need to be economically successful if they are to endure.”

Condé Nast is ending the print edition of Teen Vogue, and will be reducing the print frequency of several other magazines. At least eighty jobs will be cut as part of publisher-wide cost-cutting measures.