Sponsored link
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Sponsored link

Arts + CultureBay Guardian announces fundraising success

Bay Guardian announces fundraising success

Progressive news source will relaunch with Best of the Bay, election endorsements

In an newsletter announcement today, the team behind the “Bring Back the Bay Guardian” campaign announced that it had raised enough funds to secure its 50-year archives and begin relaunching major features. The Bay Guardian ceased operations in October 2014, when corporate owner Black Press deemed it financially unfeasible.

48sfbgreturn

The progressive news source’s two-month Indiegogo campaign, launched by former Bay Guardian editors and publishers (including this writer and 48 Hills editor Tim Redmond), raised $28,386 from 253 individual donors. When combined with outside and matching donations, the team determined there was enough money to secure the archives and relaunch major Guardian features like Best of the Bay, the Clean Slate election endorsement guide, and the annual GOLDIES arts awards.

For now the Guardian will be an online entity, although the team hopes to print and distribute some major features. The Guardian is operated by the 501(c)(4) non-profit San Francisco Center for Newspaper Preservation. More information on the campaign and the relaunch can be found here. The full newsletter text is below:

Dear Guardian Readers,

WE DID IT! Thanks to our generous IndieGogo campaign supporters and matching donors, we raised enough to BRING BACK THE BAY GUARDIAN! Thank you to everyone who is helping keep Bay Area journalism local, independent, alternative, and lively!

Our next steps: Build out a new Bay Guardian website, secure a better storage space for our 50-year archive, and launch voting for the one-and-only Bay Guardian BEST OF THE BAY. We’ll also be working on opinion pieces, election endorsements, and in-depth reporting, along with our allies at 48 Hills.

You can still contribute by mail!

SF Center for Newspaper Preservation
176 Winfield
San Francisco, CA 94110

THANK YOU AGAIN. We’re very excited to enter this next chapter of Bay Guardian history.

— Tim and Marke

 

48 Hills welcomes comments in the form of letters to the editor, which you can submit here. We also invite you to join the conversation on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at) 48hills.org, follow @supermarke on Twitter.

Sponsored link

Top reads

How independent are Breed’s commissioners? Apparently not very.

Plus: A radical change in the cab industry ... and the Planning Department is talking about 'equity,' but what does that mean? That's The Agenda for Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Lawsuit challenges SF’s homeless policies and seeks to stop sweeps

Data shows how the city repeatedly violates its own policies and federal Constitutional rights.

The exceptional hobo

The violence of exceptionalism on stolen land.

More by this author

Party Radar: Quick ‘n dirty guide to Folsom 2022 parties

Here, piggy piggies! A 12-hour Slot celebration, a femme-ruled dungeon, ripe pits, Horsemeat, Queerbait, and more parties to gag on.

This Folsom Weekend (and always), Black Techno Matters

A Saturday party showcases Black techno talent during the kinkfest.

‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘The Empire Strips Back’: two bonkers spectacles on SF stages

Gorgeous productions and gleeful energy propel two very different shows
Sponsored link

You might also likeRELATED