Front page of Issue 16

The winter 2015 print edition is in stores now. Special report on the persistence of segregation in local public schools. Plus: 24-page insert commemorating the now shuttered weekly San Francisco Bay Guardian, produced by the newspaper’s former staff.

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Nonprofit news startup projects

The Public Press is part of an ever-expanding universe of small startup local nonprofit news organizations across North America. Some are well funded, most are not. Some are ad-driven, some have angel funders, and some get most of their funds from a broad base of members, similar to public broadcasting. All stress the value of trained, professional journalists, who can quickly uncover and relay concise and accurate information of critical importance to the local citizenry.
For an update on the explosion of sites popping up all over the country, read:
If you find other examples of similar projects sprouting up across the country or around the world, please contact us.


Minneapolis/St. PaulMinnPost, Twin Cities Daily Planet

New Haven, Conn.New Haven Independent

New YorkGotham Gazette

St. LouisSt. Louis Beacon

Seattle —  Seattle PostGlobe, Crosscut

San DiegoVoice of San Diego

San FranciscoSF Public Press

Vancouver, British ColumbiaThe Tyee

Defunct/scaled back:

Chicago — Chi Town Daily News

Denver — InDenverTimes