DNAinfo and Gothamist, the 8-year-old hyperlocal news websites, are calling it quits. Joe Ricketts, chief executive officer of DNAinfo and Gothamist, announced the decision in an online letter to readers Thursday afternoon. "I've made the difficult decision to discontinue publishing DNAinfo and Gothamist," Ricketts said.
ricketts is a union busting prick. i feel terrible for all the employees. not only did he shut the entire family of sites down with no warning, he took their servers offlline so most of them are scrambling to pull down google archives of their own work for their portfolios