Trust in media may be at an all-time low, but local nonprofit news organizations are filling the gaps left by the accelerating contraction of commercial newsrooms. For 11 years, the Public Press has dedicated itself to unbiased investigative and explanatory reporting that digs deeper, exposes wrongdoing and holds the powerful accountable.
We’ve been able to do this in large part thanks to the financial support of thousands of individuals, including a growing number of monthly donors, who have been giving anywhere from $5 to $50 per month as recognition of their trust in us, and the difference we can make in the community. Will you join them now to support this important work?
While awards should never be the sole arbiter of quality, we’ll take the recognition when offered! We’re proud to announce two new awards:
- The Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, for innovation in independent media and mentorship of early-career journalists.
- First place award from the San Francisco Press Club in the non-daily newspapers general news category, for coverage of climate change and sea level rise by the team at “Civic,” our podcast and radio show airing on KSFP 102.5 FM. Last month “Civic” and KSFP, hosted by Laura Wenus and produced by Mel Baker, celebrated their one-year anniversary.
As we mark these milestones, I’m asking you to magnify the impact of our work by joining the growing ranks of Public Press sustainers. Become a recurring monthly donor today to help us continue providing this kind of unbiased, in-depth local coverage.