Support local public media by becoming a member today! Basic membership starts at $35 a year and includes free or reduced-price admission to member events, plus the next four editions of the newspaper.
(See below for details.)
... or choose another donation amount
Cute custom stuffable shopping bag from Chicobags with the new Public Press logo as one option for a donation of $50 or more.
Get a T-shirt with a $50 donation.
Get a vintage 2009 San Francisco Panorama from McSweeney’s OR a copy of “The Fine Print” for a $250 donation.
Membership at all levels includes an annual subscription to the newspaper (printed quarterly) and free or discounted admission to all events hosted by the Public Press. We regularly host gatherings for our charter members to discuss ideas about how the Public Press can better craft innovative, nimble and consequential news reporting for San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Basic Member — $35
Includes home delivery of quarterly newspaper and free access to events hosted by the Public Press. (Approximately two quarterly.)
“Cub Reporter” — $50
All of the above plus one SF Public Press T-shirt (now available in children's sizes and baby onesies) OR one custom stuffable shopping tote from Chicobags with the new Public Press logo.
“Beat Reporter” — $100
All of the above plus one SF Public Press T-shirt AND one custom stuffable shopping tote from Chicobags with the new Public Press logo.
“Columnist” — $250
All of the above plus a lunch with the editors of the Public Press and EITHER a copy of the 2009 San Francisco Panorama, local literary publisher McSweeney’s 320-page homage to the Sunday paper of yore OR a copy of “The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' to Rob You Blind” by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author David Cay Johnston.
“Editor” — $500
All of the above plus a signed copy of Public Press photographer Jason Winshell's new book, “At a Distance” — see www.jasonwinshell.com.
“Publisher” — $1,000
All of the above plus a warm feeling inside that you're making a significant investment in the future of San Francisco journalism.
“Media Reformer” — $5,000
All of the above plus dinner for you and up to five guests with the editors of the Public Press.
Our model is inspired by the many membership programs that have supported public radio and television stations across the country for decades. We hope you’ll consider being a member in the same spirit.
The San Francisco Public Press (EIN: 27-1275141) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All memberships and other donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
You can always write a check, payable to San Francisco Public Press and mail it to:
San Francisco Public Press
44 Page Street, Suite 504
San Francisco, CA 94102
Or you can pledge by calling our office: (415) 495-7377
Thank you for your support! You’ll be hearing from us soon. New members will automatically be subscribed to our monthly project newsletter, and be alerted when future e-mail and mobile products are introduced.
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