ThinkProgress, major website linked to a liberal think tank, is shutting down.
The outlet, which rose to prominence in the shadow of the Bush administration, will now be used as a platform for Center for American Progress scholars to post. It will no longer function as an independent site focused on original reporting. They had been searching for a buyer to take over the company but were unsuccessful.
“Given that we could find no new publisher, we have no other real option but to fold the ThinkProgress website back into CAP’s broader online presence with a focus on analysis of policy, politics, and news events through the lens of existing CAP and CAP Action staff experts,” Navin Nayak, the executive director of the CAP Action Fund, told the Daily Beast. “Conversations on how to do so are just beginning, but we will seek to reinvent it as a different platform for progressive change.”
A CAP aide said that many members of ThinkProgress employees will lose their job, while some are now employed elsewhere.
The announcement did not go unnoticed on Twitter. Here are some of the best responses:
“😂😂😂😂. Too much competition from the mainstream media for an anti-Trump fueled progressive site to keep up their schtick. I’m sure they’ll all get jobs in mainstream networks now.”
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