Last Thursday, local news websites Gothamist and DNAinfo were abruptly shut down just a week after company employees successfully unionized. Today, the Writers Guild of America hosted a rally at 1pm in City Hall Park to fight for journalists and other staff members who lost their jobs Elevtr was there in solidarity.

Read our open letter against this heinous act here, New York journalism, hyper-local journalism, is the bedrock how New Yorkers learn what is happening in their communities and how we hold others accountable.