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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

Publisher

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, Salesforce.org

Kaizar Campwala

Kaizar Campwala

Entrepreneur in Residence,

Al Jazeera

David Cohn

David Cohn

Senior Director

Advance Digital

Liz Enochs

Liz Enochs

Independent journalist

 

Neal Gorenflow

Neal Gorenflo

Founder, Shareable

Kari Harsel

Kari Harsel Gray

Outreach Coordinator

JVS San Francisco

Holly Million

Holly Million

Founder and Executive Director of Artists United

 

Maryann Hrichak

Maryann Hrichak

International Project & Operations Manager

Marc Smolowitz

Marc Smolowitz

Independent filmmaker

Staff

Michele Anderson

Michele Anderson

Parnerships Editor

Noah Arroyo

Noah Arroyo

Assistant Editor

Daphne Magnawa

Daphne Magnawa

Director of Membership & Community

Lyndal Cairns

Michael Winter

Senior Editor

 

EDITORIAL

Contributing Editors

 

Liz Enochs

 

Amanda Hickman

Copy Editors

 

Richard Knee

 

 

Mack Lundstrom

 

 

Dean Takehara

 

 

Reporters

Katherine Bourzac

 

Sara Bloomberg

 

Emily Dugdale

 

Mary Catherine O'Connor

 

Jeremy Adam Smith

 

Kevin Stark

 

Angela Woodall

 

DESIGN & MULTIMEDIA

Photographers

Tearsa Joy Hammock

 

Steve Rhodes

 

Luke Thomas

 

Designers

HyunJu Chappell/MagnaCitizen Studio

 

Suzanne Yada

Illustrator

Anna Vignet

Web Design & Production

John Angelico

Amit Asaravala

Crossword

Andrea Carla Michaels

BUSINESS & OPERATIONS

Lyndal Cairns

 

Debbie Greer

 

George Koster

 

Glenn Nyhan

 

Shinwha Whang

 

DISTRIBUTION & OUTREACH

Mark Hedin

Aaron Kingon

Bill Schwalb

 

 


Partners

A quarterly magazine exploring nature in the San Francisco Bay Area, dedicated to educating residents about, and celebrating the beauty of, the surrounding natural world.

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.


Supporters

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. sff.org

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

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. peacedevelopmentfund.org

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. inn.org

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

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

MEMBERS

DONORS WHO CONTRIBUTED BETWEEN $35 AND $3,000 IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

Media Reformer, Publisher, Editor and Columnist members:Keli and David Amann ● The Eric and Cindy Arbanovella Fund ● Barbara and Richard Asche ● Emily Beaver ● Patricia Bovan Campbell ● Umbreen and Kaizar Campwala ● Lydia Chavez ● Katherine Hodge and Jake Donham ● Patricia Franks ● Vanessa and Matt Ginzton ● Neal Gorenflo ● Kari Gray ● Great Place to Work, Community Involvement Committee ● Lawrence Groo ● Don H. ● Oliver Hickman ● Jerry Cain and Scott James ● Anthony King ● Geri Koeppel ● Carol Savary and George Koster ● Matthew Kuchta ● Elizabeth Pontikes and Michael LaHood ● James LaHood ● Lila LaHood ● Marquita Bedway and Alger LaHood ● Mack Lundstrom ● Christin Evans and Praveen Madan ● Charley Marsteller ● Michael McCarthy ● Holly Million ● Mary and John Morreale ● Craig Newmark, Craigslist.org ● Aleksandra Vikati and Edwin Ong ● Leslie Guevarra and Richard Pestorich ● Patricia and Rowland Rebele ● Dennis Richards ● Jack Rosenthal ● Beth Rubenstein ● Margaret Swink and Rob Saliba ● Laurie Schecter ● Michael Siani-Rose ● Yves Averous and Marc Smolowitz ● Corey Stoll ● Ivy Marsh and Frank Stoll ● Judith and Stephen Stoll Family Fund ● Michael Stoll ● Tracy Grubbs and Richard Taylor ● Luis Villa ● Teresa Welborn and Glen Van Lehn

Beat Reporter members: Jen Anderson ● Peter Barnes ● Berit Baumberger ● Rita Beamish ● Jaina Beeme ● Keri Bourzac ● Rena Bransten ● Jean and Bruce Brugmann ● Anna Budayr ● Ann Campbell ● Jennifer Leonard and David Cay Johnston ● Nancy Cesena ● Martin Chai ● Timothy Covington ● Phyllis Deets ● Richard DeLeon ● Nedra Dias ● Liz Enochs ● Steve Fainaru ● Moritz Fliedner ● Matthew Francis ● Yukari and Edward Franzwa ● Julia Gallyot ● Dan Gelfand, Synergy School ● Joseph Gerharz ● Jim Giles ● Birgitte and Art Gilliland ● Ted Glasser ● Patrick Hillas ● Amy and Adnan Iftekhar ● Vivian and Paul Imperiale ● Ambika Kandasamy ● Patrick Kennedy ● Derek Kerr ● Dorothy Kidd ● Jenni Klose ● Marie Libeson ● Jennifer Loomis ● Robert Lowrey ● Andy Lynch ● Joe Mathewson ● Kevin McKean ● Michael Melez ● Sara and Mark Meltzer ● Geralyn Migielicz ● Herbert Mintz II ● Carmen Monedero ● Lisa Weinzimer and Glenn Nyhan ● Sara and John O'Neill ● Carrie and Andrew Parker ● Kelly Fortune and David Pascal ● Jennifer and Jerome Perarnaud ● Michal Post ● Patrick Reilly, Esq. ● Julie Rioux and Stephen Revilak ● Maria Rivero ● Kristina Rizga ● Barbara Robben ● David Salaverry ● Mark Sanchez ● Caroline Sayre ● Reiko Ando and Eric Schoenman ● Jane Shabaker ● Stephen Silha ● Suzanne Skees ● Ellen Spertus ● Jon Steinberg ● Diane Tate ● Tina Chiu and Jonathan Toma ● Frances Dinkelspiel and Gary Wayne ● Jamie Whitaker ● JoAnn Yates ● Scott Zimmermann

Cub Reporter members: Anita Ahmed ● Jan and Santo Alioto ● Holly Allen ● Noah Arroyo ● Joel Aufrecht ● Cristina Azocar ● Mark Backman ● Gina Baleria ● Laurie Barkin ● Barbara and James Barnard ● Shinwha Whang and Leon Barnard ● Stella Barton ● Danna Basson ● Nancy Battey ● Thomas Brown ● Amanda Hickman and Noah Budnick ● Raymond Buscemi ● Lyndal Cairns ● Camille Campbell ● Donna Casey ● Bradley Cleveland ● Kathleen Coll ● Denise D'Anne ● Saheli Datta ● Catherine De Heer ● Sam Dennison ● Judy and Thomas Dunworth ● Empower Together Consulting ● Richard Everhart ● Elisabeth Fraser ● Sanford Gallanter ● Miles and Jesse Garnier ● Gregor Gentschev ● Marge Harburg ● Amy Huang ● Shirley Huey ● Terry Huwe ● Otto Imken ● Laura Impellizzeri ● Fran Johns ● Jeffrey Johnson ● Jaime Lockwood and Jeffrey Johnson ● Kleyton Jones ● Yukari Kane ● Jordan Klein ● Tatiana Kyriakides ● Mary Anne LaHood ● Theresa LaMay ● Thomas Landry ● Rosa Lara-Fernandez ● Tom Lee ● Alexis Leifheit ● Ellen Manchester ● Eduardo Martinez ● Viki Maxwell ● Janet Monaghan and Brian McKeever ● John McManus ● David Mitchell ● Laura Moorhead ● Mabel Ng ● Henry Norr ● Beline and Antoine Obeid ● Yvonne Pingue ● Rebecca Pontikes ● Jason Prado ● Elizabeth Rapp ● Naomi Richen ● Mary Ellen and Anthony Riff ● Katia Asche and Matt Rocker ● Richard Rothman ● Eric Schaefer ● Elena Schmid ● Felisa Preskill and Zachary Scholz ● Laura and Michael Scott ● Jackson Solway ● Susan Stark ● Sari Staver ● Denise Stavis Levine ● Tom Stites ● Paul Switzer ● Anthony Ta ● Eric Talbert ● Ruth Tam ● Jason Tester ● John Upton ● Giselle Velazquez ● Claire Veuthey ● Francesca Vietor ● Rina Weisman ● Laura Wenus ● Selma Wilson ● Sue Barnett and Jason Winshell ● Leslie Arita and Adam Wooley ● Yao Yue ● Jennifer Nguyen and Tracy Zhu ● Olga Zilberbourg

 

Newsie Members: Anonymous ● Samuel Agdamag ● Bassam Aldhafari ● Gina and Tyler Alioto ● Justin Allen ● Kris Anderson ● Michele Anderson ● Mindy Aronoff ● Joyce Ashizawa-Yee ● Laila Winner and Saurabh Asthana ● Kevin Bayuk ● Ellyn Beale ● Charles Belov ● Claudia Robbins and Martin Bennett ● Garrett Bergthold ● Jonathan Berkeley ● Joe Berry ● Simon Bertrang ● Monica Bhagwan ● Nicholas Blum ● Barbara Boyle ● David Brewster, Folio ● Lisa Burger ● Larry Bush ● Cedric Cabansag ● Nico Calavita ● Peter Caldwell ● Robert L. Campbell ● Elise Castillo ● Krisann Chasarik ● Marian and Charlie Chatfield-Taylor ● Moosa Choudhry ● Kimberly Christensen ● Megan and David Cohn ● Brian Collentine ● Julie Connery ● Cynthia Cravens ● James Custer ● Richard Darrough ● Jon Diamond ● John Diehl ● Emily Dugdale ● Carlee Duncan ● Andrea Dunlap ● Adam Elman ● Bonnie English ● Jeri Fetzer ● Christopher Fisher ● Catherine Foo ● Lesley Foster ● Laura Fraenza ● Monte Francis ● Lisa Galli ● Martin Gellen ● Amanda Gerrard ● Erica Gies ● Judy Goddess ● Jonathan Goldman ● Juan Gonzales ● Deborah Gordon ● Ben Graham ● Caroline Grannan ● Eugene Gregor ● Catherine Hagan ● Joe Havel ● David Helder ● Liz Oliner and Burt Herman ● Barry Hermanson ● Christopher Ho ● Louise Yarnall and Tom Honig ● Claudia Hottmann ● Maryann Hrichak ● Marguerite Hutchinson ● Louis Jaffe ● Marie Jobling ● Chris Johnson ● Guy Johnson ● Thea Selby and Robert Johnstone ● Linda Jue ● Joshua Kalven ● Diane Keaton ● Andrew Kennard ● Omar Khan ● Laura Kilgour ● Hye-Jin Kim ● Paul Kleyman ● Richard Knee ● Stuart Kohler ● Paul Konasewich ● Vikram Krishnan ● Deborah Kwan ● Gina Lagomarsino ● Tom Lawless ● Catherine Lee ● Kristina Lee ● Susan Shepard and Charles Leoni ● Dhyana Levey ● Jean Lindgren ● M. Lockwood ● Leslie Lombre ●  Ronnie Lovler ● Pam Luk ● Karen Macklin ● Daphne Magnawa ● Amanda Halpin and David Marin ● Wendy Marlatt ● Mary Marsh ● Edward Mason ● Marianne McCarthy ● Susie McKinnon ● Stephen McNeil ● Daniel Merer ● Andrea Carla Michaels ● Nadia Mishkin ● Mission: Comics and Art ● Prashanth Mundkur ● William Murdoch ● Jim Musselman ● Emanuela Neagu ● Emily Newman ● Cornelius Nilmeier ● Helena Ong ● Andrew Page ● Jill Patton ● Katrina Peirce ● Ruth and Allan Pleaner ● Brenna Powell ● Megan Prelinger ● Nanci Quinn ● Jennifer Quraishi ● Adam Raskin ● Paul Reeberg ● George Ritchie ● Allyson and Edward Ritger ● Catherine Robbins ● Geoffrey Rollins ● Leslie Rosenbaum ● Bill Ruck ● San Francisco Public Library ● Stephen Santamaria ● Peter Scheer ● Elizabeth Schiller ● Nina Schloesser ● Bill Schwalb ● Adam Schweigert ● Eleanor Selfridge-Field ● Preeti Sethi ● Henrike Siemen ● Rebecca Skinner ● Bill Snyder ● Mary Snyder ● Hitesh Soneji ● Marvin Stender ● Watani Stiner ● Anne Suskind ● Peter Sussman ● John Swartley ● Lisa Tehrani ● Maria Thompson ● Frances and Ben Trefny ● Lorri Ungaretti ● Lawrence Uricchio ● Jennifer Vahdati ● Mark Valentine ● Ana Validzic and Peter Sutherland ● Eileen Wampole ● Andrew Ward ● Jonathan Wieder ● Troy Williams ● Josh Wilson ● Joseph Wirt ● Dav and Mie Yaginuma ● Michael Winter ● Sue Yerou