Around the Net

Bay Citizen News Org Debuts In May

The Bay Citizen, the nonprofit news organization, will launch operations May 26. Originally envisioned as a possible way to save the San Francisco Chronicle, has morphed into a combination news and community resource. Students from UC Berkeley's graduate school of journalism and volunteers will provide much of its content, some of which is destined for the Bay Area section of The New York Times.

In late January, the Bay Area News Project, backed by $5 million from billionaire Warren Hellman's family foundation, lost public broadcasting station KQED as a partner, but selected Weber, former editor-in-chief of The Industry Standard, to run its editorial ops and McKinsey & Co. media consultant Frazier as its CEO. Reporters are being hired, and that lays the groundwork for building the online editing and multimedia staff.



Read the whole story at San Francisco Business Times »

Next story loading loading..