Billionaire owner shuts down Gothamist and DNAinfo 1 week after union vote

Until a few hours ago, Gothamist and DNAinfo were online news outlets reporting locally-based stories with branches in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington. Then, at 5 p.m. ET, the sites’ combined content was replaced with a letter from CEO Joe Ricketts that begins, “Today, I’ve made the…