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Report: Bay Citizen in Merger Talks with California Watch

It sure didn’t take long for Phil Bronstein to make some major additional impact on California Watch. Just weeks after leaving the San Francisco media world for the vanguard non-profit’s Berkeley boardroom, the Bay Citizen is reporting that its own two-year-old operations may soon be folded into CW.

It makes sense, mainly because the founder and benefactor of the Citizen, San Francisco investor and philanthropist Warren Hellman, passed away in December at age 77. Per the report:

In the weeks before Hellman’s death, sources say, he began discussions with Bronstein, then a vice president at Hearst Corporation, to take over as chief executive of The Bay Citizen when Liz Frazier stepped down. Her last day on the job is Monday. She declined to comment for this article…

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New York Times San Francisco Edition Launches Today

Our sister blog in the Bay Area, BayNewser, has been tracking The New York Times‘ Bay Area metro report that will be included in its Northern California editions on Fridays and Sundays, starting today.

Reports BayNewser:

“It will start with content written by Times‘ staffers and assorted contributors, and will focus on public affairs, culture and Bay Area lifestyles. The Times already has a 10-person San Francisco news bureau.

It will really get interesting when the paper fulfills its goal of partnering with one or more local journalism organizations in an effort to build a cooperative news outlet, something that will likely happen within the year. Warren Hellman‘s Bay Area News Project has been one of those organizations rumored to be in the mix.”

PaidContent also has an interview with Times GM Scott Heekin-Canedy about the Bay Area push. “In doing this, we have reason to believe that it will strengthen our subscriber retention, perhaps result in a little bit of circulation growth, but we don’t have big ambitions there,” he said, adding, “by itself, it’s not going to be a reason to purchase the Times or subscribe to the Times.”

New York Times Bay Area Edition Rolling Out Friday –BayNewser

New Nonprofit Bay Area News Org|OK!‘s New Editor|Katie Writes For Glamour|More On Glenn Beck

BayNewser: Financier Warren Hellman has teamed up with public media organization KQED and the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism to create a new $5 million Bay Area News Project, a nonprofit organization that will use multiple channels to report and distribute news for the Bay Area.

New York Post: OK! magazine has named a new editor-in-chief, former Life & Style editor and editor of CoverAwards.com Mark Pasetsky.

Folio: Glamour has picked Katie Couric to write a monthly column for the ladies mag.

Mediaite: A theory: Glenn Beck has a powerful vagina.