The Bay Citizen



Local civic journalism in the national spotlight2010GeneralCaliforniaSan FranciscoNon-profitDonationsEventsGrantsMembershipSponsorshipsSyndicated ContentKnight FoundationUniversityOther Foundation6-1021-401-10CustomDjangoCenter for Investigative Reporting California Watch San Francisco Foundation Craigslist Charitable Fund East Bay Community Foundation Charles Schwab Foundation Wells Fargo First Republic Bank Visa Corporation Google Grants Peninsula Press Beyond Chron reddit.com Way Out West KALW News Xconomy El Tecolote News 21 Behind Bars Bay Area Reporter SF Streetsblog Spot.Us Oakland Seen Oakland Local HealthyCal The New Fillmore Bay Nature Coastsider The Island OAKBOOK City Dirt Richmond Confidential Oakland North Art Practical SF Public Press Berkeleyside New America MediaSan Francisco - CaliforniaPhil BronsteinRobert RosenthalJoaquin AlvaradoMark Katches[UPDATE: In May 2012 the Bay Citizen merged with the Center for Investigative Reporting the oldest nonprofit investigative news organization in the United States and the parent of state-level investigative nonprofit California Watch. The merger allowed the organizations to expand their reporting resources save money and diversify their funding base. The merger brought together 75 staff members with a $10.5 million budget in 2012. As part of the merger the Bay Citizen ended its partnership with The New York Times for which it had produced a Bay Area section since 2010.] In early 2009 San Francisco philanthropist Warren Hellman grew concerned about the cutbacks in local newsrooms and what he saw as a decline in professional original reporting in the area. He convened an advisory group to explore the possibility of creating a new journalism outlet for the Bay Area. At the time there were rumors that Hearst was considering closing The San Francisco Chronicle the city’s only remaining major broadsheet daily; meanwhile The New York Times was putting out feelers for a partner that could provide coverage for a Bay Area edition of the paper. The timing was right and Hellman’s funding was there and by early 2010 The Bay Citizen was born. [Profile updated December 18 2012] http://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/10/the-bay-citizen.phphttp://www.baycitizen.org
TaglineLocal civic journalism in the national spotlight
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateCalifornia
CitySan Francisco
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesMembership
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Revenue SourcesSyndicated Content
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Institutional SupportUniversity
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)6-10
Staff Size (Editorial)21-40
Active Volunteers1-10
CMSCustom
CMSDjango
AffiliationsCenter for Investigative Reporting California Watch San Francisco Foundation Craigslist Charitable Fund East Bay Community Foundation Charles Schwab Foundation Wells Fargo First Republic Bank Visa Corporation Google Grants Peninsula Press Beyond Chron reddit.com Way Out West KALW News Xconomy El Tecolote News 21 Behind Bars Bay Area Reporter SF Streetsblog Spot.Us Oakland Seen Oakland Local HealthyCal The New Fillmore Bay Nature Coastsider The Island OAKBOOK City Dirt Richmond Confidential Oakland North Art Practical SF Public Press Berkeleyside New America Media
Mappin LocationSan Francisco - California
Principal StaffPhil Bronstein
Principal StaffRobert Rosenthal
Principal StaffJoaquin Alvarado
Principal StaffMark Katches
Description[UPDATE: In May 2012 the Bay Citizen merged with the Center for Investigative Reporting the oldest nonprofit investigative news organization in the United States and the parent of state-level investigative nonprofit California Watch. The merger allowed the organizations to expand their reporting resources save money and diversify their funding base. The merger brought together 75 staff members with a $10.5 million budget in 2012. As part of the merger the Bay Citizen ended its partnership with The New York Times for which it had produced a Bay Area section since 2010.] In early 2009 San Francisco philanthropist Warren Hellman grew concerned about the cutbacks in local newsrooms and what he saw as a decline in professional original reporting in the area. He convened an advisory group to explore the possibility of creating a new journalism outlet for the Bay Area. At the time there were rumors that Hearst was considering closing The San Francisco Chronicle the city’s only remaining major broadsheet daily; meanwhile The New York Times was putting out feelers for a partner that could provide coverage for a Bay Area edition of the paper. The timing was right and Hellman’s funding was there and by early 2010 The Bay Citizen was born. [Profile updated December 18 2012]
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/10/the-bay-citizen.php
Homepagehttp://www.baycitizen.org