Voice of San Diego

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TypeDaily news website (Monday through Saturday)
HeadquartersSan Diego, California, United States

Voice of San Diego is a nonprofit news organization focused on issues affecting the San Diego region.


Voice of San Diego is an online-only local news site. Established in 2005,[1] it was one of a number of such publications that emerged around that time in response to layoffs at traditional local print newspapers.[2][3][4] The site is known for both its news coverage and local investigative reporting.[1][4][5] The website is partially funded by grants, but is financed primarily on a nonprofit membership model.

The News Revenue Hub, which helps other nonprofits adopt membership features, started as a project of Voice of San Diego in 2016.[6][7][8] In 2017 it was spun off as an independent organization.[9]


Voice of San Diego has won a variety of local journalism awards from the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for investigations exposing corruption at the San Diego Unified School District[10] and from the San Diego Press Club.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b Richard Pérez-Peña (November 17, 2008). "Web Sites That Dig for News Rise as Watchdogs". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Gurwitt, Rob (December 2006). "Blackout: Big-city newspapers aren't telling citizens the things they need to know". Governing.
  3. ^ Snedeker, Lisa (September 12, 2007). "The emerging online-only local paper". Media Life Magazine. Archived from the original on March 24, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Dotinga, Randy (February 12, 2008). "Nonprofit journalism on the rise". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Blackout: United States of Innovation". Fast Company. May 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  6. ^ Wang, Shan. "Voice of San Diego is spearheading a team to help other smaller news outlets build membership programs". Neiman Lab. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  7. ^ Fortis, Bianca. "Membership Services Hub Aims to Help Nonprofit News Orgs Grow". MediaShift. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  8. ^ Ciobanu, Mădălina. "How Voice of San Diego is helping five newsrooms bring memberships into the revenue mix". journalism.co.uk. journalism.co.uk. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  9. ^ Lewis, Scott. "Voice of San Diego to Spin Off New Organization to Support Good Journalism Everywhere". Voice of San Diego. Voice of San Diego. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Winners of San Diego SPJ's 2016 Contest". Society of Professional Journalists San Diego.
  11. ^ Times of San Diego Wins 16 Awards at S.D. Press Club, Times of San Diego (October 27, 2015).
  12. ^ Leslie Berestein, Union-Tribune takes 11 top Press Club awards, San Diego Union-Tribune (October 22, 2009).

External links[edit]

  • Nieman Journalism Lab. "Voice of San Diego". Encyclo: an encyclopedia of the future of news. Retrieved April 1, 2012.