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Organizational summary:

The San Francisco Public Press is a nonprofit, public-interest news organization with a noncommercial mission statement to “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.”

They publish a quarterly, four-color, ad-free print newspaper, and a website with daily and weekly news-blog updates.

They also produce a issues-focused public programs — such as the Hack the Housing Crisis conference — and engage in wide-ranging content partnerships through with SF Bay Area news organizations, including KALW, KQED, Bay Nature, El Tecolote, the Commonwealth Club and others.

The San Francisco Public Press spends most of its budget on paying freelance writers, and on publishing, marketing, promoting and distributing their content. Editors mostly work on a volunteer basis.

News coverage:

The San Francisco Public Press publishes deep-dive, locally attuned reporting on public interest issues, a focus that often puts them out ahead of the pack with award-winning coverage, including:

Financial information:

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  • 2013 Expenses Budget: $64,160
  • 2013 IRS Form 990
  • Institutional funders include: The San Francisco Foundation, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the Institute for Nonprofit News, and others.
  • The Public Press also has an ambitious membership program with several hundred members paying $35 for an annual subscription and other benefits.

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