Aim Is To Fill the Gap in Local Coverage

New York Gains a Bold New Voice for Local News with "THE CITY"

Updated 14 weeks ago David Stone
Expansion of the 2nd Avenue Subway into Harlem gets attention in THE CITY, our newest local newspaper.
Expansion of the 2nd Avenue Subway into Harlem gets attention in THE CITY, our newest local newspaper.
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"THE CITY is an independent, nonprofit news outlet dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York." So reads the mission of our city's promising and dynamic fresh source for local news.

According to the New York Times, THE CITY arrives with powerful journalistic creds.

"The founding editor in chief is Jere Hester, a former Daily News editor. Its chairman is Ben Smith, the editor in chief of BuzzFeed News."

“We want people to know that we’re here to do the kind of stories that reflect the concerns of New Yorkers, and are designed to hold decision makers accountable,” Mr. Hester said in an interview with the Times.

“We’re here to fill some of the gaps that have been lost as local coverage has diminished. “We’re not looking to replace any other news outlet that’s out there.”

Last year, the Daily News slashed half its staff in a budget saving move, and both DNA Info and The Gothamist were shuttered after employees voted to go union. (The Gothamist has been resurrected under the roof of WNYC, public radio.)

Take a a look at what quality local coverage is all about at THE CITY here.


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