The Messenger to Close After Less Than a Year

Posted on AllSides January 31st, 2024
From The Left
Valerie Plesch for The New York Times

The Messenger, a news website that pledged to shake up the media industry with a playbook borrowed from the doomed publishing start-ups of yesteryear, will be closing down.

In an email to staff, the site’s founder, Jimmy Finkelstein, said that The Messenger’s shutdown was “effective immediately.”

“This is truly the last thing I wanted, and I am deeply sorry,” Mr. Finkelstein wrote.

By closing less than a year after it launched, The Messenger will now be one of the biggest busts in the annals of online news. And its collapse...

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