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Robert Feder: “DNAinfo alums to launch Block Club Chicago news site”

Chicago Tribune: 3 months later, Block Club Chicago picks up where DNAinfo left off”

Sun-Times: “DNAinfo journalists to launch new Chicago newsroom on blockchain marketplace” 

Harvard’s Nieman Lab: “DNAinfo Chicago will be reborn as Block Club Chicago, relying on blockchain and subscriptions instead of billionaires”

Columbia Journalism Review: “Former DNAinfo staffers link up with Civil for Block Club Chicago”

Atlantic’s City Lab: “A Shuttered Chicago News Outlet Reboots—With Blockchain”

Chicago Inno: “DNAinfo Editors Launch Media Startup, Quickly Surpass Kickstarter Goal”

Built In Chicago: “Former DNAinfo journalists crowdfunded $100K for local news in one day”

Publishers Daily: “ ‘Block Club Chicago’ To Focus On Local Coverage”

Street Fight: “From DNAinfo’s Ashes, Three News Vets Are Launching Their Phoenix in Chicago”

Hoy: “‘Block Club Chicago’ continúa lo que  ‘DNAinfo’ dejó”

Robert Feder: “Block Club Chicago Is Off To A Roaring Start”

Chicago Inno: How Block Club Chicago Is Using Blockchain to Sustain Its Journalism”

Politico Illinois Playbook: “DNAinfo alums to launch Block Club Chicago news site”

14 East Magazine:Block Club Chicago is the Next DNAinfo”

Curbed: “Local news is in trouble. Can new publications turn it around?”

American Inno: “A New Wave Of Digital Media Startups Are Launching In Chicago. But Will They Survive?”

Robert Feder: “The Best Media News Of The Week”

ThirtyK: Blockchain-Powered Journalism: All the News That’s Fit to Encrypt”

The Baffler: “The Civil-izing Process”

Politico Illinois Playbook: “A special shout out to Block Club Chicago”

Fortune: “Blockchain Media Firm Civil Launches an Ambitious Studio to Build an ‘Open Marketplace for Journalists’”

Kickstarter: “Nonprofit and Reader-Supported: On the Future of Local News”


WBEZ’s Morning Shift: “Block Club Chicago Brings Hyperlocal Reporting Back To Chicago Neighborhoods”

WGN w/ Jon Hansen: “Block Club Chicago Takes Up Where DNAinfo Left Off”

WBEZ’s Morning Shift: “The return of hyperlocal news to Chicago thanks to Block Club Chicago”

WGN’s Opening Bell: “Block Club Chicago Rises from DNAinfo’s Ashes”

WLS: “From the ashes of DNAinfo rises the Block Club Chicago”

WGN’s Outside The Loop: “New Hyperlocal Reporting Venture Block Club Chicago”

WGN w/ Matt Bubala: “Block Club Chicago”

WGN’s The Download: “Block Club Chicago is bringing neighborhood news back to Chicago”

Better Government Association: “Hyperlocal News Is Back! Say Hello To Block Club Chicago”

WLS: “Block Club Chicago is raising money for the new journalistic venture”

Illinois Public Media’s The 21st: Chicago Block Club”

WBBM: “New Hyper-Local Internet News Site Breaks Kickstarter Record, To Launch In Coming Weeks”

MediaShift Podcast: “Block Club Chicago’s Jen Sabella”

WGN w/ Jon Hansen: “Pinch Hitters: Jon Hansen Talks With Shamus Toomey”

WGN Radio: “City Club of Chicago: The Future of Digital Media”

CBS Chicago: ”Former DNAinfo Chicago Staffers To Launch New Local News Site”

WCIU’s The Jam: “Block Club Chicago”

FOX’s Good Day Chicago: “Introducing Block Club Chicago”

WTTW’s Chicago Tonight: DNAinfo Alumni to Launch New Hyperlocal Website”

WCIU’s Now.Chicago: “Block Club Chicago”

Chicago Newsroom: “Block Club Chicago”

Civil’s promo video: “Meet Civil”

City Club livecast: “The Future of Digital Media”

WTTW’s Chicago Tonight: “Week In Review”