WAMU Acquires Local News Site DCist

WAMU 88.5 joined forces with leading public media outlets across the country – WNYC in New York, and KPCC in Southern California – in acquiring assets from DCist, Gothamist and LAist. The move underscores WAMU’s commitment to the local community as it expands its breadth of local news on digital outlets and increases its digital presence. “WAMU connects Washingtonians with each other and the world, and DCist will enhance our coverage of the region and expand our digital reach,” said JJ Yore, general manager, WAMU. “At a time when local journalism is declining everywhere, we are excited to revive this important news source for our region.”