The Messenger has shut down -- May 15, 2023 to January 31, 2024

Jimmy Finkelstein informed employees that The Messenger was shutting down effective immediately on January 31, 2024, citing funding issues.

The Messenger, which launched on May 15, 2023, purchased The Grid on March 22, 2023. The Messenger was founded by Jimmy Finkelstein, former owner of The Hill, which sold for $130 million.

The Messenger was not paywalled, but along with online ads, aimed to bring in revenue through the sale of subscription-only newsletters and sponsored events.

The Messenger news startup is shutting down - Axios

Former Messenger staffers file class-action lawsuit over news site shutdown - Axios

The Messenger shuts down: See 2024 layoffs in media - USA Today

The Messenger to Close After Less Than a Year - The New York Times [LOG-IN required]


The Messenger - Your Source for Trusted and Unbiased News - TheMessenger

The Messenger (website) - Wikipedia