Dear Gotham Gazette Readers,
We are thrilled to announce that on Monday, Feb. 25, Gotham Gazette, an independent publication of Citizens Union Foundation, will unveil a reimagined website combining award-winning coverage on city and state government with new interactive features to encourage civic engagement among New Yorkers.
Over the past several months, Gotham Gazette has slowly shifted from an online daily news site to a frequently published public interest platform for accountability journalism, with a focus on bringing New Yorkers illuminating analyses on policy, long-form interviews with thought leaders, underreported stories about the actions of government and its officials and investigative reporting. As part of our continued expansion, a dedicated City Hall reporter will be joining the Gotham Gazette staff, and we will also soon announce a new pool of contributing editors that includes veteran journalists and subject experts to help guide the publication.
In addition to a stepped up focus on accountability journalism, the new features of the website include simplified and integrated navigation, streamlined access to Gotham Gazette's 14-year archive of original content and reporting on New York policy and politics, as well as our popular database resources, such as Who's Running For What? Gotham Gazette will also feature a new online community platform, which will integrate a new commenting system to encourage interactions among Gotham Gazette readers using multimedia, as well as social media. The publication will also serve to showcase research reports produced by Citizens Union Foundation.
With this reimagining, Citizens Union Foundation is renewing its commitment to Gotham Gazette. An informed public is crucial to our essential work of holding government and elected officials to their promises and actions. And there has been no better platform than Gotham Gazette to do so. As the 2013 elections get underway, we will continue to be a premier source of insightful news and information about the issues shaping the city.
More importantly, we aim to engage New Yorkers not only with the world of policy and politics, but also with each other, so that they can take action and make their voices heard in their democracy. On February 25, come join the conversation.
Citizens Union Foundation
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