This morning a Bloomberg TV interview with former San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein made the rounds, causing mild, renewed blogosphere hysteria about the Chron's now-defunct paywall. Bronstein said via an anonymous source that the paywall netted about $500,000 before the paper's new le ... More >>
It can be hard to figure out exactly what to make of the evil, ugly specter known as Mexican drug cartels. A pair of investigative reports, conducted by the Associated Press and the Center for Investigative Reporting, have given us some conclusions to chew on -- and together, they paint an odd pictu ... More >>
If you want to help fight world hunger, Oxfam has a suggestion: eat less meat! In the wake of USDA's cowardly retraction of their endorsement of Meatless Monday, Oxfam responds with resounding support for the movement, claiming it would help end world hunger is a number of ways. Happy Meatless ... More >>
Among the many, many changes happening over at the fledgling Bay Citizen, the news outlet announced this week it will sever its special relationship with the New York Times on April 29. The news isn't so surprising after the paper announced it would merge with the Center for Investigative Reporting, ... More >>
The Bay Citizen was funded with a $5 million gift from Warren Hellman to be an independent news organization in the Bay Area. But after two years in operation, it's being taken over by the Center for Investigative Reporting.How did this happen? Their billionaire died It turns out there actually ... More >>
Former Chron editor Phil Bronstein confirmed today rumors that he is indeed leaving the newspaper after more than three decades with Hearst. However, Bronstein, 61, isn't leaving the news business.The 61-year-old tells us he will be taking on a larger role at the Center for Investigative Reportin ... More >>
What's the real story?David Weir, the legendary local journalist who helped launch the Center for Investigative Reporting and 7x7 magazine, is part of a new crack team of reporters investigating the effects of the newspaper business' decline in the Bay Area.According to a pitch by SF Public Press ... More >>
A fight between two unions here could set the course of the U.S. labor movement.
As of this afternoon, the Bay Area News Project, the F. Warren Hellman-funded bid to reinvent the metro newspaper, has a new, Pulitzer Prize-winning managing editor, a new Web site, and a new name, "The Bay Citizen," with the slogan, "News/Culture/Community." The new managing editor is Stev ... More >>
There's an app for that...Calling all computer-whiz nerds: not one, but two Bay Area-based Web application contests were announced this week. First, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has been helping to promote the DataSF App contest, which challenges entrants to create civic-minded applications b ... More >>
Does everyone want to live in Marin? The Center For Investigative Reporting, the Berkeley nonprofit that recently formed a team of sleuths to take up where downsized California newspapermen and women left off, came out slugging earlier this month. It published a scintillating piece demonstrating ... More >>
Lance Williams departs from the Chronicle, on the heels of Seth Rosenfeld, Susan Sward, and -- is that Chuck Finnie?When it was announced last week that Lance Williams, the last man standing at the San Francisco Chronicle's investigative division, had resigned from the paper, you didn't need to ... 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 >>
Yikes.That was the collective reaction in the newsroom here at SF Weekly when we heard that David Weir, one of the deans of Bay Area journalism, had been laid off from the Web site Predictify. Weir's news-business credentials are sterling: His past gigs include investigative reporter at Rolling St ... More >>
KGO's bulldog reporter Dan Noyes has his own antagonists
The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.
UC professor Tyrone Hayes found that a highly profitable weed killer causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Then he found out how nasty a biotech multinational can be.
The San Francisco Day Labor Program loses city funding amid a labyrinthine dispute between its political supporters and the Mayor's Office