Thu, Sep 24, 2009 -- 6:04 PM
Nonprofit Bay Area News Project to LaunchDownload audio (MP3)
Three Bay Area organizations -- the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, the San Francisco-based Hellman Family Foundation and KQED Public Media -- are teaming up to create a new local online news site. The Hellman foundation said today it's donating $5 million to get the project started. Foundation head Warren Hellman says he's deeply concerned about the recent drop in local news coverage. The plan is for the online news organization to be a nonprofit -- largely supported by public donations and funding.
Host: Stephanie Martin
- BayAreaNewsProject.org : official information about the new, non-profit news organization.