48 Hills is San Francisco’s largest daily, independent community news and culture site, launched by the editors of the legendary SF Bay Guardian alternative weekly newspaper. For almost a decade, 48 Hills has covered local and global music, arts, nightlife, and cultural events from a deep and fiercely independent point of view, as well as reporting on vital news stories and issues, with a diverse array of community voices.
Launched in 2013 by Tim Redmond and updated daily, 48 Hills has grown to 35,000 readers a week and covers news, politics, arts, music, nightlife, and a vast array of cultural topics. 48 Hills is entirely community supported — please support us here! Advertise with us here. Contact us here.
48 Hills the official publication of the non-profit San Francisco Progressive Media Center, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Read our full mission statement and story below.
EDITOR AND FOUNDER: Tim Redmond
tim (at) 48hills.org
PUBLISHER: Imelda Carrasco
imelda (at) 48hills.org
ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR, CO-FOUNDER: Marke Bieschke
marke (at) 48hills.org
EDITOR AT LARGE
CONTRIBUTORS: Jasmine Liu, Genevieve Quick, Tamara Palmer, Dennis Harvey, Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, John-Paul Shiver, Joanna Ladd, Maddy Clifford, Alan Chazaro, Mary Corbin, Tom Molanphy, Jackie Blandón, Reese Erlich (emeritus), Elaine Elinson, Carlos Cabrera-Lomelí, Karen Macklin, Emily Wilson, Daniel Bromfield, Josh Rotter, Garrett Leahy
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Our mission at 48hills (the publication of the San Francisco Progressive Media Center) is to amplify marginalized Bay Area community voices, uplift local arts and culture, employ local writers and editors, and deliver in-depth reporting, breaking news, and analysis of city issues from a non-corporate, hyperlocal angle. 48 Hills does not discriminate in regards to race, age, gender, orientation, abilities, or socioeconomic backgrounds.
Bernal. Potrero. San Miguel. Telegraph. There are 47 named hills in San Francisco – and as those of us who have spent their lives fighting for social and economic justice know, there’s always one more hill to climb.
That’s the genesis of 48 Hills, a new online publication that will report on, expose, and explore the ups and downs of a great city – the stories that don’t make the MSM, the adventures you’ve never heard of, the secrets of making this your home.
48hills will be a new kind of newspaper – the progressive daily that San Francisco has always needed. Not a blog, not a content aggregator, but a place where you can read original work by reporters and critics who know the city. Breaking news, analysis, investigative reporting, cutting-edge arts and culture … that’s 48 Hills.
We are a nonprofit venture, under the auspices of the San Francisco Progressive Media Center, formed by former Bay Guardian editors with a community-based board and a mission to serve a city battered by evictions, displacement, and economic inequality. We are unafraid of controversy, proud of our politics, owned by no investors, driven not by profit but by a passion for journalism that matters.
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