Thanks to our tremendous readers and supporters, it was another banner year for 48 Hills, a decade in, as we continued to grow and cover the stories that big media chains won’t and can’t. We produced more than 1100 stories this year, providing work for dozens of local journalists, reviewers, artists, and creators, and promoting thousands of local arts, music, film, stage, nightlife, and cultural events, festivals, and productions. Our news coverage was often the lone voice questioning the dominant neoliberal, pro-billionaire, pro-developer, pro-police state media and City Hall narrative, while shedding light on the corruption and backroom deals that still shape city policy.
Below are some of our biggest stories of a very busy year. They offer an unmatched breadth of coverage from a local independent news site with a tiny staff and a minuscule budget. We would love to double this coverage in 2024. Please support us here if you can, tell your friends to subscribe to our daily newsletter, follow us on the evil but still unfortunately necessary Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (with more channels to come, we promise). Thank you for all your support, shout out to all of our contributors, let’s keep the soul of this city alive and kicking!