San Francisco’s new $5-million, Hellman Foundation-funded news organization goes live tomorrow at baycitizen.org. In the five months since former Industry Standard editor-in-chief and New West entrepreneur Jonathan Weber was hired as editor-in-chief of the Bay Citizen (formerly known as the Bay Area News Project), the promised editorial staff of 14 has been assembled.
They include: Former Washington Post writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Fainaru as Managing Editor for News (yes, he’s San Francisco Chronicle Balco-gate investigative journalist Mark Fainaru-Wada’s brother); Salon managing editor Jeanne Carstensen as Managing Editor; KPCC producer/reporter Queena Kim as Community Editor; New America Media managing editor Annette Fuentes as Online Editor; and KALW Crosscurrents reporter and editor Zoe Corneli as Online Editor.
Also on staff: Culture Editor/Writer Reyhan Harmanci (formerly of the San Francisco Chronicle); Senior Writers Elizabeth Stevens (formerly of BusinessWeek) and Katharine Mieszkowski (formerly of Salon and Fast Company, and more recently of the New York Times Bay Area Report, for which the Bay Citizen will soon be providing content); and Staff Reporters Zusha Elinson (formerly of the Oakland Post) and Gerry Shih (formerly of the New York Times and the Bay Area Report).
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