The Chronicle is a local newsroom, and we’re proud of that. Our job is to tell the stories of San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond and to strengthen our communities through unbiased, tough and informative reporting.
Innovation is a core value. We believe a commitment to presenting ambitious interactive projects has not only enriched our journalism but driven a surge in digital subscribers. Here are three examples:
Our newsroom is always looking for new ways to tell stories. We emphasize collaboration between departments and take risks with new tactics and technology. Here are three examples:
While our reporting earns readership, social tools provide direct connections to our audience. On Reddit, we’ve hosted AMAs with disease experts and our health writers, and we have invited the audience to question our restaurant critic and homelessness expert, among others. On Twitter, we source photos and stories from users in breaking news situations, such as wildfires or protests. On Facebook and YouTube, we stream live events.
Our hard work has been noticed. As subscriber Janet Basu wrote: “The Chronicle is doing the best it has done for at least half a century, perhaps the best in its history.”
Columbia Journalism Review agreed: “While few metro newspapers are central to civic life the way papers were 30 years ago, the Chronicle has put itself back into the city’s daily conversations.”
We’re proud to nominate our local newsroom and SFChronicle.com in the General Excellence category of this year’s Online Journalism Awards.