With $5 Million Grant in Hand, Bay Area Non-Profit News Site Takes Shape

BayAreaNewsProject

As the ad spending outlook remains dim, the not-for-profit model for news organizations is likely to continue gaining adherents even as established media organs struggle as well. The latest to give the model a try is an as-yet-unnamed initiative starting to take form in San Francisco with a $5 million initial grant from investor F. Warren Hellman, the NYT reports. The work of the Bay Area News Project, as it’s known for the moment, will be done by Northern California public radio KQED-FM’s 28-person news staff alongside 120 students from the University of California, Berkeley

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