Today on BPR: The downfall of DNA Info

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Brooklyn Paper Radio returns today at 3:30 pm and gets to the bottom of what went down at DNA Info, the badly named local news website that was suddenly closed earlier this month by billionaire owner Joe Rickets.

Joining Brooklyn Paper editor-in-chief and host Vince DiMiceli in-studio will be freelance journalist Ross Barkin, whose Columbia Journalism Review piece on the closure likened it to the end of community journalism as we know it, and former DNA Info reporter Noah Hurowitz, who played a big role helping organize a the union that some say was the downfall of the company run by a person known to be against organized labor.

That, plus your calls today at 3:30 on Brooklyn Paper Radio.

Brooklyn Paper radio is recorded and podcast live every Tuesday at 4 pm — for your convenience — from our studio in America’s Downtown and can be found, as always, right here on, on iTunes, and of course, on Stitcher.

Updated 11:51 am, November 14, 2017
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Reasonable discourse

bkmanposeur from williamsburg says:
I blame all this on Jen Chung and Jake Dobkin's greed. They were well aware of the Ricket's clan conservatism.
The Gothamist has always been my source for the local beat news and snark and as a beacon to keep people informed of local event that had a daily impact on my life and many others, especially in "hipster brooklyn".
I can only hope something else will rise up in the ashes of all this.
Nov. 20, 2017, 8:31 am

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