Thankful for Dedicated Local Reporters
By November 28, 2017 0 331•
On Nov. 2, Joe Ricketts, CEO of DNAinfo and Gothamist, decided to shut down one of Washington, D.C.’s many local media outlets, DCist. Without fanfare or advanced notice, the news spread on Twitter that a city staple of in-depth reporting had published its last online article.
Many of my colleagues on the District Council, as well as Mayor Bowser, sent messages of appreciation for what DCist had done to report the news on every level about every facet of D.C.
Such publications really understand the substance of the issues residents care and need to be kept informed about .
From my time as a commissioner representing ANC 2B in Dupont Circle to my current position as Ward 2 Council member, I turned — and still turn — to local media when I need to know what’s happening in my community and ward.
This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the hard work of the dedicated local reporters, spread across print, radio, television and online sources, who shine a light on what’s happening in D.C.