Why Gothamist Should Stay Dead

melissa mcewen
3 min readApr 3, 2018

Gothamist was a business model based on taking advantage of writers, we should move past it, not resurrect it

Last autumn, Gothamist and its sibling sites like LAist and Chicagoist were shut down by their owner, Joe Ricketts after the writers unionized. It was personal for me, because a lot of my writing is on that site. For over a year I was the Chicagoist Food & Drink Editor. At the time I was an outsider in…

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