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The San Francisco Public Press is a local nonprofit, noncommercial news organization that does for print and Web journalism what public broadcasting has done for radio and television. We publish a website and quarterly newspaper, and partner with other public media and civic groups on reporting and convening public events.

Since 2009 we have established a reputation in the community for producing high-impact in-depth reporting projects on a wide range of topics. Our teams of seasoned journalists explain complex local policy issues in an accessible way, investigating problems and reporting on ideas for tangible solutions.   » More

Who We Are

Board of Directors

Lila LaHood

Lila LaHood


San Francisco Public Press

Michael Stoll

Michael Stoll

Executive Director

San Francisco Public Press

Patricia Bovan Campbell

Patricia Bovan Campbell

Associate General Counsel and Senior Director,

David Cohn

David Cohn

Senior Director

Advance Digital

Liz Enochs

Liz Enochs

Independent journalist

Neal Gorenflow

Neal Gorenflo

Founder, Shareable

Kari Harsel

Kari Harsel

Outreach Coordinator

JVS San Francisco

Tom Honig

Tom Honig

Former Editor

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Maryann Hrichak

Maryann Hrichak

International Project & Operations Manager

Marc Smolowitz

Marc Smolowitz

Independent filmmaker


Michele Anderson

Michele Anderson

Parnerships Editor

Noah Arroyo

Noah Arroyo

Assistant Editor

Erika Rae Langond

Erika Rae Lawson

Director of Design

Olivia Henry

Olivia Henry

Outreach Manager

Lyndal Cairns

Michael Winter

Senior Editor

Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson

Operations Manager



Contributing Editors

Laura Impellizzeri


Liz Enochs

Amanda Hickman


Copy Editors

Mark Hedin

Richard Knee


Mack Lundstrom


Dean Takehara



Katherine Bourzac

Angela Woodall

Nathan Collins

Ally Holterman

Angela Hart

Hye-Jin Kim

Meka Boyle

Cody Wright


Jeremy Adam Smith

Sara Bloomberg

Kevin Stark

Emily Dugdale


Jeff Thorsby




Dan Archer




Tearsa Joy Hammock

Hyunha Kim

Steve Rhodes

Luke Thomas

Design & Illustration

Anna Vignet



Web Design & Production

John Angelico

Amit Asaravala


Andrea Carla Michaels


George Koster

Glenn Nyhan

Holly Million

Lyndal Cairns

Shinwha Whang




Mark Hedin

Bill Schwalb

Aaron Kingon

Wil Stevens




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Newspaper of the Tenderloin and west SoMa neighborhoods of San Francisco.

The thinking person's talk radio show, focused on Bay Area issues and listener participation.

The nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum bringing over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 15,000 members.

News of the world environment; quarterly magazine combines investigative journalism and thought-provoking essays that make the subtle but profound connections between the environment and other contemporary issues.

El Tecolote is a bilingual, biweekly newspaper serving San Francisco's Mission District since 1970.

A daily radio news magazine exploring context, culture and connection from around the Bay Area. Tune in: 91.7 FM.

Listener sponsored free speech radio.

KQED has served Northern California for more than 50 years and is affiliated with NPR and PBS. KQED Public Television 9; KQED Plus public television; KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM.

Live call-in program presenting wide-ranging discussions of local, state, national and international issues, as well as in-depth interviews.

U.C. Berkeley student-led newsroom covering the Mission District neighborhood in print and online.

A nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting.

The country's first and largest national collaboration of 3,000 ethnic news organizations.

Nonpartisan, nonprofit media and capacity-building organization that promotes civic engagement and discourse on local issues that matter.

A think tank informing & improving public policy through independent, objective, non-partisan research.

A trusted source of engaging and insightful San Francisco news which consistently delivers unique local content.

Non-profit online magazine about the shareable world.

The World Affairs Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to engage the public in the exploration of issues and opportunities that transcend borders.


The San Francisco Public Press is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funded by donations from the public, community foundations and institutions focused on journalism and civic engagement.

Primary funder of the Public Press since 2009 - Philanthropic community foundation for the Bay Area.

Fund for Investigative Journalism supports investigative reporting projects around the world.

The Mother Jones Fund of the Peace and Development Fund recognizes that all of the issues our planet faces are ultimately linked to each other. It supports large and small groups in the United States and abroad working on a wide range of social issues.

The Institute for Nonprofit News provides education and business support services to our nonprofit member organizations and promotes the value and benefit of public-service and investigative journalism.

A donor-advised fund that maintains the John J. O'Neill Family Foundation Fund.

Our mission is to expand opportunity for the people of California to participate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society.



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