48hills founders create new nonprofit to take over name and preserve archives of now-shuttered newspaper.
OCTOBER 16, 2015 — Black Press, publisher of the San Francisco Examiner and SF Weekly, has reached an agreement with the San Francisco Center for Newspaper Preservation, a nonprofit headed by Tim Redmond and Marke Bieschke, to transfer the intellectual assets of the now-closed San Francisco Bay Guardian to the Center for non-commercial use.
The new organization will take over the name, the site sfbg.com, and the Guardian’s paper and electronic archives. Redmond said he is working with local libraries to find a permanent safe home for the 48 years’ worth of archived newspapers.
Redmond said the Bay Guardian won’t be revived as a weekly print newspaper, but will continue to do election endorsements and other special projects on the web.