Non-profit news organization, focusing on high-quality journalism in the Bay Area civic and community news, is launched
Clients Bay Area News Project
In response to the decline of local news coverage, Jones Day has acted as outside counsel on a pro bono basis for the Bay Area News Project ("BANP"), a news entity that has not yet been incorporated, but intends to be formed as a California public benefit corporation and seek tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Jones Day has advised BANP on all aspects of formation and has provided tax, trademark, labor and general corporate advice. BANP has entered into letters of intent with Northern California Public Broadcasting and The UC Berkeley School of Journalism to develop BANP as a new digital news source, focused on providing high quality journalism in the Bay Area. BANP is also in discussions with the New York Times about a potential collaboration for a new Bay Area section of the New York Times. Coverage will include government and public policy, education, the arts and cultural affairs, the environment, as well as food and wine and neighborhood news.