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.
- Hot Wheels: Mapping San Francisco's Multi-Million Dollar Bike Theft Industry (Hoodline)
- Whistleblower Pointed Out More Shipyard Hot Spots To Navy (All City News)
- San Francisco City Government Is Really Bad At Handling Cash (All City News)
- Navy's Pick To Review Shipyard Cleanup Fraud Also Faked Data (All City News)
- Small, Black-Owned Construction Companies Losers in Big Shipyard Project (All City News)
- Childhood Lead Levels in Some SF Neighborhoods Near Flint, MI Levels (Hoodline)
- Regulators Ask Navy to Halt Shipyard Land Transfers Amid Investigations (The Ingleside-Excelsior Light)
- Figures Scrutinized by FBI Loom Large in Hunters Point Shipyard Project (KQED)
- Contractor Paid Community Center to Help Re-Elect Malia Cohen (The Outsider News)
- Shifting Alliances Between Chinatown Politicos In Mayor Lee Recall Battle (All City News)
- Pokémon GO Investor Has Close Ties To US Intelligence (The Outsider News)
- A Walk Through Mid-Market With The Community Ambassadors (Hoodline)
- Court Filings ID Leland Yee's 'Arms Dealer' as Colma Tombstone Carver (KQED, with Alex Emslie)
- 3 Former Fundraisers for Mayor Lee Charged With Bribery, Money Laundering (KQED, with Rebecca Bowe)
- Organizational Doxing And The Future Of Massive Leaks (Mask Magazine)
- Bay Area Porn Star Alleges Studio Fired Her For Contacting FBI (The Outsider News, with Laura Waxmann)