Why Co-op?

The San Francisco Bay Area is the birthplace of digital media, yet locally focused news organizations in the region and in Northern California struggle to remain visible and economically viable amid overwhelming competition from platform corporations such as Google and Facebook.

In response, local news organizations in our region are forming a shared-services cooperative — the Northern California Media Co-op.

Participants are mostly commercial news outlets, but are not limited to that.

If you are affiliated with an independent newsroom in the Bay Area and Northern California and would like to get your organization involved, please fill out this form.