April Update From the San Francisco Public Press
The San Francisco Public Press works on behalf of its readers and listeners to deliver in-depth and data-driven investigative reporting on pressing issues facing the city and region. Last year, a reporter’s stories prompted the California Public Utilities Commission to release years of records, previously held as confidential, that detailed the problem of assaults and harassment by Uber and Lyft drivers. This spring, the Public Press co-published with ProPublica a series of reports revealing that more than 800 permanent supportive housing units for homeless people sit vacant, while the screening process to qualify for that scarce housing can be so personal that it adds to their trauma. The Public Press focuses on important but under-reported stories that must be told, no matter how hard they are to get. Sign up at SFPublicPress.org/newsletter to get updates and original web, print and audio reporting, uncluttered by advertising and without paywalls.
Development Director: Lisa Rudman
The mission of the San Francisco Public Press is to enrich civic life in San Francisco by delivering public-interest journalism to broad and diverse audiences through print and interactive media not supported by advertising.
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I am so thankful for the San Francisco Public Press, because it takes seriously its mandate to shine light on under-covered stories, including providing much-needed context, perspective, and information to help inform the public. This type of journalism is critically needed to ensure a robust and healthy democracy. I am honored that such a quality outlet would include my podcast, ‘News in Context,’ on KSFP, so that I can do my part to support its important, consequential, and essential mission.
As 2022 comes to a close, NewsMatch — a national campaign to increase support for nonprofit newsrooms — will match year-end donations to the San Francisco Public Press. The organization is eager to collaborate with major donors who could join this effort with a special local match
With these funds, the Public Press plans to hire more staff to report on the region’s most pressing concerns, including government transparency, housing affordability, homelessness, public health and environmental equity, sea level rise, transportation safety and elections.
The team is also aiming to launch in 2023 a community correspondents program to provide audio journalism training to diverse San Francisco residents from underserved communities to report on their key issues. They will contribute to podcasts and radio shows that will air on KSFP 102.5 FM, the Public Press’ low-power FM radio station broadcasting from Sutro Tower.
The Reva and David Logan Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Jay Pritzker Foundation
Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation
The Fund for Investigative Journalism
Institute for Nonprofit News
PRX Journalism Podcast Accelerator
American Press Institute
Solutions Journalism Network
USC Annenberg Reporting on
Patricia Bovan Campbell, secretary
David Cohn, president
Liz Enochs, vice-president
Lila LaHood, treasurer
Ricardo Sandoval Palos