Billionaire Chicago Cubs owner wants to figure out the future of news

New York Observer
Joseph Ricketts, the Ameritrade founder whose family bought the Cubs from Tribune Co., launched DNAinfo.com last year, "focusing on the tick-tock-zoning disputes, fires, crimes, restaurant openings, transportation disputes, roosters-of 22 neighborhoods throughout Manhattan," reports Felix Gillette. Ricketts says he started DNAinfo because he believes there's an "under-served market for concise, factual, original local content."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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