All City News is creating Investigative Stories and Public Records Archives
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The Bay Area is in the midst of massive change. Whether it is the evolving stance of the region towards the federal government, the fundamental reshaping of the city through construction, or the coalitional shifts going on in local elections and ballot measures, understanding San Francisco and its surroundings is a key part of understanding the broader political environment we live in. In the midst of this, the region is lacking nimble, well-resourced journalistic efforts to expose the political mechanics going on below the surface of these changes, and bring detailed coverage to a broader audience.

In 2017, we are seeking to raise money to try a small experiment in community-supported journalism. All City News is envisioned as a group of technically advanced independent muckrakers focused on the intricacies of local politics, a dedicated investigative journalism newswire service for the Bay Area, and a force for increased transparency and reform in local government, all rolled into one.

It’s a simple idea: we’re looking to bring together a community of researchers and residents who will become members of All City News, each contributing to fund in-depth investigations and public records archives on key topics that are poised to have a high impact on the future politics of the city and the region.

Content and Events
Our investigative work will be shared through email newsletters and larger stories published with media partners, along with an ongoing stream of raw documents uncovered by public records requests and leaks.

Members will also be able to follow along through a private Slack channel, an annotatable online archive of public records, and in-person events. All City News reporters will be available to share the latest progress on their investigations, answer questions, and talk about next steps as we dig deeper into these stories.

About All City News
All City News is led by John Shutt, an independent investigative journalist and technologist who has been published by KQED, Mask Magazine, Hoodline, and a number of other outlets. John was a co-creator of BayLeaks, one of the earliest SecureDrop instances, with Rebecca Bowe and Tim Hwang. With Blake Griffith, John developed the alpha version of SunshineSF, a local public records request tool.

John will split his time between writing original stories, accumulating public records archives, and improving open source research tools for reporters and the general public. His recent work has focused on corruption, real estate development, and environmental issues.

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Reader
$1 or more per publication 0 patrons
Subscriber
$5 or more per publication 6 patrons

Supporter
$20 or more per publication 2 patrons

Patron
$100 or more per publication 2 patrons

The Bay Area is in the midst of massive change. Whether it is the evolving stance of the region towards the federal government, the fundamental reshaping of the city through construction, or the coalitional shifts going on in local elections and ballot measures, understanding San Francisco and its surroundings is a key part of understanding the broader political environment we live in. In the midst of this, the region is lacking nimble, well-resourced journalistic efforts to expose the political mechanics going on below the surface of these changes, and bring detailed coverage to a broader audience.

In 2017, we are seeking to raise money to try a small experiment in community-supported journalism. All City News is envisioned as a group of technically advanced independent muckrakers focused on the intricacies of local politics, a dedicated investigative journalism newswire service for the Bay Area, and a force for increased transparency and reform in local government, all rolled into one.

It’s a simple idea: we’re looking to bring together a community of researchers and residents who will become members of All City News, each contributing to fund in-depth investigations and public records archives on key topics that are poised to have a high impact on the future politics of the city and the region.

Content and Events
Our investigative work will be shared through email newsletters and larger stories published with media partners, along with an ongoing stream of raw documents uncovered by public records requests and leaks.

Members will also be able to follow along through a private Slack channel, an annotatable online archive of public records, and in-person events. All City News reporters will be available to share the latest progress on their investigations, answer questions, and talk about next steps as we dig deeper into these stories.

About All City News
All City News is led by John Shutt, an independent investigative journalist and technologist who has been published by KQED, Mask Magazine, Hoodline, and a number of other outlets. John was a co-creator of BayLeaks, one of the earliest SecureDrop instances, with Rebecca Bowe and Tim Hwang. With Blake Griffith, John developed the alpha version of SunshineSF, a local public records request tool.

John will split his time between writing original stories, accumulating public records archives, and improving open source research tools for reporters and the general public. His recent work has focused on corruption, real estate development, and environmental issues.

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$1 or more per publication 0 patrons
Subscriber
$5 or more per publication 6 patrons

Supporter
$20 or more per publication 2 patrons

Patron
$100 or more per publication 2 patrons