The San Francisco Public Press is a local nonprofit, noncommercial news organization that publishes a website and quarterly newspaper. Public Press journalists explain complex local policy issues in an accessible way, investigating problems and reporting on ideas for tangible solutions in areas such as education inequality, health care, affordable housing, climate change, homelessness, public safety, and labor standards. Revenue: Donations, grants, membership.
Our coverage of the following are about the same level as our coverage of Education & schools and environment (both checked above): government & politics, planning & development, and affordable housing & homelessness.
We use a multifaceted approach for engaging our audience. We focus our editorial energy on producing quarterly in-depth investigative reports with rich graphics, maps and data visualizations, so it is essential that we notify our audience when new stories are published online and in our broadsheet newspaper. We rely on our email newsletter and social media to get word to our direct followers. We actively promote our projects to local and national media. Through partnerships with other nonprofit newsrooms, our stories are often picked up by other Bay Area news outlets, and our reporters are frequently interviewed on air about their work on three public radio stations: KQED, KALW and KPFA. Our quarterly print edition is sold at 50 retail locations around the Bay Area. We also distribute free copies to four dozen community and senior centers and health clinics in San Francisco, mostly in low income neighborhoods. We