The neighborhood news market is getting crowded and competitive, Everyblock (news by hearsay), Newstar (old fashioned newspaper), Broken Heart of Rogers Park (crime blog), Curbed Chicago (real estate and development news), Chicago News Report (news for scared suburbanites), and now we have a new entity that will be covering the entire city. One might expect an entity named DNA-info to be covering the latest in genetic testing, forensic news, gene therapy, medical breakthroughs, or in the future designer genes. But neighborhood news? So far for Rogers Park the articles that Benjamin Woodward have produced are well written and informative. But who could have predicted such a bizarre name for a news organization? Per the Reader they have been stealing away real reporters from the big newspapers like the Sun Times and scooping them as well. This invasion of local new market is coming from New York City (phew!). Joe Ricketts billionaire of TD Ameritrade is financing this operation.Yes its the same Ricketts who now owns the Cubs (thats the son of Joe Ricketts). DNAinfo.com will stay strictly in the city limits. So Evanston Now doesn't have anything to worry about but perhaps Uptown Update does. It will be interesting to see if Everyblock carries DNAinfo.com's stories (probably not).
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