The Leon Levy Foundation and Charles H. Revson Foundation Fund New Nonprofit Local News Entity in New York City
Funding from Charles H. Revson Foundation, Leon Levy Foundation, and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark will launch a new nonprofit local news entity set to serve the New York City area. Dubbed The City, which begins publishing in January and is helmed by Daily News alumnus Jere Hester, hopes to fill in the gap left when The New York Daily News recently went digital, laying off half its staff, and The Village Voice was shuttered.
The City will cover important civic topics like transportation, housing and real estate, climate change, healthcare, immigrant New Yorkers and criminal justice.
Though New York still has its fair share of local news outlets, those are threatened by corporate takeovers — a trend crossing the nation....