After launching its hard paywall on Sunday, the San
Francisco Chronicle looked to its social media-savvy reporters -- and their
prodigious Twitter feeds -- to help sustain traffic on its new "premium"
Instead, the reporters launched a massive Twitter strike
over the calloused health care p ... More >>
A job is when you are paid So, Arianna Huffington is making plans to expand her media empire, the Huffington Post, to San Francisco. Once we learned that, we had to call the guild workers here -- you know the ones who started the "Hey Ariana, could you spare a dime," Facebook page. It's hard to n ... More >>
KQED, for reasons unknown, has bailed out...Earlier this month, we wrote about how the birth of the nonprofit, Warren Hellman-funded Bay Area News Project was coming along more slowly and sloppily than anticipated. Now, to stretch the gestation analogy, there have been complications -- and one of ... More >>
Yeah, and it's about time!Last year, banjo-pluckin' billionaire Warren Hellman made a splash when he pledged $5 million to found the Bay Area News Project, an ambitious journalistic consortium of public broadcasting, U.C. Berkeley's journalism school, the Media Workers Guild, and New York Times. ... More >>
Making fun of the Chronicle isn't as enjoyable as it used to be. Writing some snarky bit about our troubled hometown paper these days is like laughing at a blind guy who walks into a door -- on his way to chemotherapy. It feels like picking on someone less fortunate than yourself. Like writin ... More >>
Word from the Chronicle newsroom came SF Weekly's way this afternoon that the paper's "after Labor Day" layoff date is right here, right now. Newspaper employees were informed less than an hour ago that the paper is, once again, downsizing. A bulletin was sent out by the Newspaper Guild that Chro ... More >>
Could this guy have fit all the panelists and audience in his truck?In some cases, you really can tell how a story is going to end by the way the stage is set, and this was one of them.
Picture this: The Society of Professional Journalists hosts a community discussion about the potential death of ... More >>
When Hearst was still smilingThe union representing employees at the financially troubled San Francisco Chronicle has asked the newspaper's owner, Hearst Corp., for the chance to purchase the Chronicle if it is put up for sale.The request was made in a written set of suggestions for keeping the pape ... More >>