The Bay Area News Project, a nonprofit news venture launching with $5 million in seed money from financier Willian Hellman and $250,000 from The Knight Foundation, has named an editor to lead its organization. Editor Jonathan Weber intends to hire at least 15 journalists this year as part of his aim for â€œbuilding a stellar newsroom to cover Bay Area government and politics, the arts, business, entertainment, community news and other topics.”
Here’s your chance to meet Weber, hear about what he envisions and ask questions.
An evening with the editor of the Bay Area News Project
6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 24
World Affairs Council
312 Sutter St., Suite 200, San Francisco
Admission is free.
Presented by California Media Workers Guild and sponsored by:
Asian American Journalists Association, SF Bay Area
Bay Area Black Journalists Association
Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism
East Bay Press Club
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, NorCal
Peninsula Press Club
SF Public Press
Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California