Weber stepping down as Bay Citizen editor

Weber The editor of nonprofit news website The Bay Citizen, Jonathan Weber, announced today that he is stepping down after 18 months. His departure was first reported by SF Appeal, which said he was going to Reuters. But Weber would only say in his announcement that he plans to “pursue a new opportunity, the details of which will be announced shortly.” Pulitzer-winner Steve Fainaru, a former Washington Post reporter, will take over as interim editor. Fainaru has been with The

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Times public editor faults labeling of local column

The New York Times’ public editor, who answers questions about the paper’s news coverage from readers, has taken the side of readers who complained that a column in the Times’ Bay Area section blurred the line between news and opinion. The Aug. 15 column headlined “Fighting Tooth and Nail, Unions Overstep” was was written by Jonathan Weber, the editor of the nonprofit Bay Citizen, a new news-gathering organization funded through donations led by a $5 million contribution from San Francisco financier

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Meet the editor of the Bay Area News Project

Your chance to meet the new editor of the Bay Area News Project is coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The new editor is Jonathan Weber, co-founder of The Industry Standard and a former LA Times staff writer. Weber intends to hire at least 15 journalists this year. Hear about his vision for “building a stellar newsroom to cover Bay Area government and politics, the arts, business, entertainment, community news and other topics.” The event is set for 6:30 to

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Bay Area News Project names CEO, editor

The F. Warren Hellman-funded Bay Area News Project announced today it has hired media and business consultant Lisa Frazier as its CEO and Jonathan Weber, co-founder of The Industry Standard and a former LA Times staff writer, as its editor. The announcement also stated that the project will supply news for the Bay Area sections of The New York Times. While the NYT’s involvement had been discussed for months, with KQED’s decision to withdraw from the project, there were questions

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