Plug Pulled On DNAinfo, Gothamist, Chicagoist, LAist And Other Local News Sites

Business Insider reports that Joe Ricketts, the billionaire owner of TD Ameritrade and a major Republican donor, abruptly shut down the network of local publications he owned last week after two of them — Gothamist and DNAinfo (both publications covered Harlem) — attempted to unionize. Continue Reading →

The History Channel Adapts The Harlem Hellfighters

The History Channel, a.k.a that place where you watch Pawn Stars, Vikings, and that weird-haired guy who talks about aliens, is actually getting back into the history business… thanks to The Harlem Hellfighters, a graphic novel. The comic book industry says, “You’re welcome.” Continue Reading →

George Curry, Black Press Champion, Dies at 69

george curry sliderGeorge E. Curry, a veteran journalist who championed the black press and was reviving online his beloved Emerge magazine, died Saturday at 69, according to a message from his sister’s Facebook account. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Johnson Publishing Sells Off Ebony And Jet

Johnson-Publishing-sells-Ebony-Jet31Johnson Publishing has sold the Ebony and Jet magazine brands, handing ownership of the titles born in Chicago to an investment firm in Austin, Texas. Continue Reading →