Friday, September 25, 2009

Hellman's $5 Million For Bay Area Nonprofit

Big news from the San Francisco Bay Area: San Francisco businessman Warren Hellman will put up $5 million to help launch the nonprofit, which will work in partnership with KQED, the largest public broadcasting outlet in the area, and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, according to a report in today's New York Times.

There's a lot of interesting aspects to this deal -- not the least of which is mention of the Bay Area News Project functioning something like a West Coast bureau for the Times, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.

There's also coverage by the Associated Press, the San Jose Business Journal, and the BayNewser. And here's a link to the news release on PR Newswire.

No comments:

Post a Comment