About Us

What We Do

“The mission of the San Francisco Public Press is to enrich civic life in San Francisco by delivering public-interest journalism to broad and diverse audiences through print and interactive media not supported by advertising.”

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. Through our website and quarterly newspaper, and partnerships with other public media and civic groups, we report on local issues including environment, education, housing, homelessness, labor and elections, and frequently host 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, explaining complex local policy issues in an accessible way, investigating problems and reporting on ideas for tangible solutions.

Our values:

  • We are a noncommercial publication and independent from corporate influence.
  • We question those in power and amplify voices from underserved communities.
  • We believe in bold storytelling, risk-taking and context-rich nonpartisan coverage that is free from political advocacy or institutional spin.
  • We are conveners, bringing together diverse communities to listen, learn and collaborate on ways to address problems and effect change.

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
Artists United

Peter Scheer

Peter Scheer

Former Director
First Amendment Coalition

Staff

Michele Anderson

Michele Anderson

Partnerships Editor
Noah Arroyo

Noah Arroyo

Assistant Editor
Daphne Magnawa

Daphne Magnawa

Director of Membership & Community
MWinter

Michael Winter

Senior Editor

 

EDITORIAL

Contributing Editors

 

Amanda Hickman

 

Copy Editors

 

Richard Knee

 

 

Dean Takehara

 

 

Reporters

Kevin Stark

Andrew Stelzer

 

Rob Waters

 

DESIGN & MULTIMEDIA

Photographers

Judith Calson

 

Yesica Prado

 

Sharon Wickham

 

 

Director of Design

HyunJu Chappell/Magna Citizen Studio

 

 

Graphics

Reid Brown

Illustrator

Anna Vignet

Web Design & Production

John Angelico

Amit Asaravala

Crossword

Andrea Carla Michaels

BUSINESS & OPERATIONS

Lyndal Cairns

 

George Koster

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

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

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