The Bay Citizen (formerly the Bay Area News Project) launches today, aiming to "enhance quality civic and community news coverage" in the Bay Area, in partnership with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. The nonprofit project was founded in September 2009 with $5million in funding from the Hellman Family Foundation and additional support from the Knight Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, and others.
The site promises "original multimedia news and information about the Bay Area" distributed using "cool technology" that allows readers to share news, have conversations, and "truly be a part of the community." Readers are invited to donate.
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