Bay Citizen to Merge with the Center for Investigative Reporting

A lot of hand-wringing followed last week’s announcement that The Bay Citizen had entered merger talks with the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Berkeley-based nonprofit run by former San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein. Launched by the late San Francisco philanthropist Warren Hellman as a potential replacement for the money-losing Chronicle, The Bay Citizen had been poised to become the daily paper of note in San Francisco. Yet it was crippled not only by Hellman’s death in December, but also by the departure of several top employees, including interim editor-in-chief Steve Fainaru and founding chief executive Lisa Frazier. Its contract with the New York Times, which currently runs Bay Area news on a weekly basis, was apparently not sufficient to halt the merge, announced this afternoon.

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