We work on projects that bring more context, deeper coverage or investigative journalism to our readers throughout the year. Collaborating with other news organizations and nonprofits has resulted in impactful work such as our series on equity, a photojournalism project on the Tenderloin, and our multimedia package on farmworkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020-21, Bay City News Foundation worked with ProPublica Local Reporting Network on a series of impactful stories packaged here. Authored by Scott Morris and edited primarily by T. Christian Miller, they included:
- Bribery, fraud and wildfire: How a PG&E contractor with a sketchy past made millions after California’s deadliest fire. (6/30/2020)
- The Mystery House: How a Suspicious Multimillion Dollar Real Estate Deal is Connected to California’s Deadliest Fire (8/26/2020)
- She noticed $200 million missing, then she was fired (12/24/2020)
- Utility companies owe millions to this state regulatory agency. The problem? The agency can’t track what’s owed. (2/10/2021)
- Waste hauling: Lawsuit reveals new allegations against PG&E contractor accused of fraud (2/26/2021)
— Katherine Ann Rowlands, publisher