Independent non-profit news site launches in NYC with $8.5M in funding & a pigeon logo
There are versions of this model cropping up all across the United States, partly in reaction to the struggles of old-fashioned local news sources. Some of these nonprofits are brand new, while others have been around for years. But The City, at thecity.nyc, is getting extra attention because it is launching in the nation’s media capital and because it is financed to the tune of $8.5 million by foundations and individual donors. It’s also very New York. Its homepage on Wednesday has headlines on local pols, subway congestion and social justice. Its logo features an image of a pigeon. The site is seeking reader suggestions for what to name it.
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