Bay News Rising

Professional and college reporters training collaboratively for the future of Bay Area journalism. Bay News Rising is a project of the Pacific Media Workers Guild made possible by the labor and contributions of its members.

Funding a mayor’s campaign is hard without a billion bucks of backing

Commentary by Michaela Payne, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Incumbent Mayor Ed Lee has some competitors in the upcoming Nov. 3 elections, but not much competition. Lee is running for … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

New profit-sharing coffee spot to open in October, offering ‘jobs with dignity’

By Michaela Payne, Bay News Rising staff reporter — At an Uptown construction site, the din of trucks will soon be replaced by the low roar of coffee grinders. Baristas will … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment