Here’s the lastest about the much-talked-about media joint The Bay Citizen.
Matt Baume gives fresh details of everthing a potential freelancer could want to know at this point;
CEO Lisa Frazier today extends a final invitation to get on board before launch. See below; und
Kevin Montgomery gives us a sneak peek* on what the site might look like.
That’s the wind-up, and here’s The Pitch:
The Bay Citizen’s launch is just two days away, and we can’t wait! Some exciting things have happened over the last few weeks:
We now have fourteen journalists in our newsroom, including twelve full-time journalists and two paid summer interns from the UC Berkeley Journalism School;
Our reporters are busy producing stories on topics including the environment and land use, health and science, education, arts and culture, and more;
We’ve started hosting partner meetings to explore collaborations with local independent media organizations, bloggers, and writers;
We recently moved into our new office at 126 Post Street in San Francisco
Become part of Bay Area history
You still have time. Until midnight on Wednesday, you can become a Founder of The Bay Citizen by donating $50 or more. As a Founder, your name will be permanently listed on our website and you’ll also receive two tickets to our launch party this Wednesday evening at the Great American Music Hall, where you’ll get the chance to meet hundreds of other founding members.
Become a Founder now!
And, don’t forget to check out www.baycitizen.org on Wednesday morning when it goes live.
Lisa Frazier, CEO
P.S. Our long-term sustainability depends on support from community members like you. Thank you for supporting The Bay Citizen.
See you there!
*I had a similar experience over the weekend when I decided to visit my giant Toyota sitting in the shop getting fixed. Even though the place was closed I was able to walk right in and take it for a quick test drive – now they told me last week my car would be ready this coming Wednesday but I wanted a sneak peek. Fuck man, the brakes sounded like shit! All screeching metalicky and whatnot. I called them up today and it turns out that they’re saying the new pads are coming in Tuesday. I don’t know, man, maybe they’ll get it done proper, but that’s a lot of work they still have to do…