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16 SF News Outlets Launch #SaveSFNews Fundraising Campaign

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Huge news! BAS has banded together with 15 other independent local news outlets in an effort to raise some last minute money before the end of the year. Want even better news? Donations are tax deductible!

 Donate to Save SF News right here

Now here’s the press release we just put out:

After withstanding unprecedented drops in revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 16 of San Francisco’s public interest news outlets are holding a joint fundraiser to preserve and protect the city’s independent press.

Local reporting has been essential during the shelter-in-place public health orders and local and national elections, highlighting issues that matter and institutions that needed help. Local publications acted as community resources that readers turned to when they needed assistance of their own.

In the past decade, many San Francisco press outlets have closed, reduced output and changed ownership, and consolidated. The tech boom has not led to a renaissance for the city’s local media.

For-profit and nonprofit, large and small newsrooms are launching a joint fundraiser called Save SF News that builds on the success of Chicago Independent Media Alliance’s May 2020 campaign which generated $160,000 for more than 40 newsrooms.

“San Francisco’s independent press fights for the city — its art, culture, people, businesses and institutions,” Ingleside Light publisher and fundraiser organizer Alex Mullaney said. “A rich city needs a rich variety of journalism.”

Members of the public can give at www.savesfnews.com through January 5, 2021. Donors can give to one, some, or all participating publications.

Accion Latina, the parent nonprofit organization of 50-year old biweekly newspaper El Tecolote, serves as the Save SF News fundraising campaign’s fiscal sponsor.

Donations can be made online at www.savesfnews.com or by check payable to Accion Latina and mailed to 2958 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110. Please include the following contact information with your check: Save SF News / Name / Mailing Address / Email Address / Phone.

For more information about the Save SF News fundraising campaign, visit www.savesfnews.com.

Participating News Outlets

Bay Area Reporter

Broke-Ass Stuart 

El Tecolote

48 Hills 

FunCheap

Ingleside Light

Nichi Bei Weekly 

Noe Valley Voice

Potrero View

Public Comment

Richmond ReView 

San Francisco Bay View

Street Sheet 

Sunset Beacon

Westside Observer

Wind Newspaper 

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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