Former DNAinfo Chicago Staffers To Launch New Local News Site

Former DNAinfo Chicago Staffers To Launch New Local News Site


AND ETHIOPIA WILL START JUNE 2. ETHIOPIA AIRLINES SERVES 65 DECLINATIONS — 65 DESTINATIONS. THREE MONTHS AGO, THERE WAS A SHUTDOWN, AND NOW THERE IS A BRAND-NEW SITE. I WAS SO BUMMED WHEN IT SHUT DOWN, BECAUSE YOU GUYS DO SUCH GREAT HYPER LOCAL NEWS. YOU ARE RELAUNCHING AS A BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO. THAT IS RIGHT. PEOPLE LIKE YOU LET US KNOW WHEN WE CLOSE DOWN, THAT THEY FELT VALUE OUT OF WHAT WE WERE DOING. WE WERE PROVIDING SORT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD COVERAGE THAT IS SOMETIMES HARDER TO GET FROM BIGGER STATIONS, BECAUSE WE WILL GO TO THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS, THE PARK DISTRICT MEETINGS IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS, AND STUFF WHERE SOME GREAT NEWS COMES OUT. YOUR INFO BROKE SOME REALLY GREAT STORIES. A LOT OF US IN LOCAL MEDIA IN CHICAGO WERE FOLLOWING YOU VERY CLOSELY. WELL, THANKS. WE HAD A GREAT TEAM THAT REALLY WORKED HARD. OUR REPORTERS WORKED NIGHT AND DAY REALLY LOOKING FOR A NEW STORY. WE DECIDED MAYBE THIS IS TOO GOOD TO JUST LET GO. SO, WE FORMED BLACK CLUB CHICAGO. WE ARE GOING TO BE A NONPROFIT NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS SITE. WE ARE GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT SMALLER AT THE BEGINNING, THAT WE ARE HOPING WITH SUPPORT FROM OUR SEMI — FROM OUR COMMUNITY AND READERS, THAT WE CAN EXPAND SOON. IT IS GOING TO BE SUBSCRIPTION- BASED. WE THINK THE TIME IS RIGHT TO ASK FOR SOME CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OUR READERS. WE ARE HOPING THAT THEY WILL COME ALONG. WE HAVEN’T SET A PRICE, BUT WE ARE THINKING SOMEWHERE AROUND $4.99 PER MONTH. SOMETHING FOR THAT PRICE OF THE ONE LAST COCKTAIL YOU SHOULDN’T OF HAD ON FRIDAY NIGHT. [ LAUGHTER ] WE LEARNED YOU REACHED ABOUT $29,000 ON KICK STARTED? IT HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL HOW CHICAGO HAS REACTED TO US. THE CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN FLOODING INTO. KEEP THEM COMING. WE WILL EXPAND OUR COVERAGE, AND WE WILL TRY TO GET SOME MORE BOOTS ON THE GROUND. WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO RETURN THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS BACK TO CHICAGO. WE WOULD LIKE TO LAUNCH IN

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