The San Francisco Public Press is seeking to hire an investigative reporter for a project focused on housing.
The Public Press is a small but mighty nonprofit news organization that has produced award-winning investigations on a wide range of issues, including criminal justice reform, ride-sharing safety, sea level rise on the waterfront and the treatment of the homeless in the coronavirus era. Read more
Dear Public Press community,
I need to tell you about an upsetting, hateful incident that occurred during a Public Press Live event we held as a Zoom webinar on Thursday, May 28. The Public Press takes this matter seriously, especially in light of the pain and grief expressed nationwide this week about the chronic mistreatment, disrespect and disregard for black lives. Read more
Under shelter-in-place orders, the Public Press staff has been producing the local current affairs program “Civic” from home, conducting interviews remotely and managing a radio station at a distance. The team has also turned its focus almost exclusively to covering the local effects of the coronavirus pandemic through in-depth interviews, complete press briefing coverage and San Francisco specific newscasts. Read more
The Public Press hosted a discussion April 30 exploring news media challenges facing community journalism before and during the crisis and how the future will require more diverse and sustainable business models that don’t rely exclusively on advertising.
Our panelist were:
Martin Reynolds, co-executive director of the Maynard Institute
Michael Stoll, executive director, San Francisco Public Press
The discussion was moderated by Gina Baleria, assistant professor of communications & media studies at Sonoma State University, and host of the new podcast “News in Context,” that explores media bias and how information is delivered and consumed. Read more
The Public Press hosted a conversation April 9 to help the community understand how to identify and prevent phone and email scams that target the vulnerable — the elderly, people who are isolated or who have limited digital literacy.
Our panelist were:
Chesa Boudin, San Francisco District Attorney
Shawna Reeves, Director of the Elder Abuse Prevention program at the Institute on Aging
Glen Fishman, Senior Program Coordinator for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Institute on Aging
The event was moderated by Laura Wenus, host of “Civic,” the Public Press’ daily news and public affairs radio show and podcast. Read more
The Public Press hosted a conversation April 3 with Sunset Neighborhood Help Group founders Frank Plughoff, Bianca Nandzik and Stefan Nandzik about how they are coordinating a dynamic volunteer network to connect with elderly and at-risk neighbors who need help buying groceries and running errands during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Since March 11, the San Francisco Public Press and “Civic” have accelerated to a pace we did not think possible for our small nonprofit newsroom.
In two and a half weeks, we published 34 stories that brought as many visitors to our website as we saw in the last three months of 2019. Read more
With the global coronavirus outbreak bearing down on us, the Public Press is committed to serving the community with relevant, timely and accurate information about public health and the response by local institutions.
We pledge to remain nimble in our news coverage and provide clarity about important developments where needed. Read more
Top: Je Kyu Ko, editor of Sisa-IN, with a papier-mâché caricature of North Korean “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-Un. Below: Speaking at the Korea Press Center in December, and a visit to Sisa-IN’s headquarters with INN director Sue Cross.
Corruption of national leaders. Read more
A group of local artists has organized an art show and public discussion about the intersection of art and politics. “The Role of Art in a Period of Political Turmoil” runs through Nov. 30. To celebrate the launch, there will be two events held at Spark Arts Gallery, 4229 18th St., Read more