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The next location for Jim Brady’s local news experiment will be Baltimore, Chicago or Pittsburgh

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You might have heard: With an investment from Gannett, Billy Penn’s parent company Spirited Media will expand into new cities

But did you know: Spirited Media, the company that owns and operates Billy Penn, is narrowing in on Baltimore, Chicago or Pittsburgh as the location for the company’s next local news franchise. Spirited Media CEO Jim Brady told Politico Media that he was looking to launch a Billy Penn-like site in a city with a high percentage of young news consumers and a relatively compact size. The final decision on which city will be the next one for Brady’s local news experiment will be based on the journalism and business talent in the city and “finding the right people,” Brady says.

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