Voice of San Diego

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Type Daily news website (Monday through Saturday)
Format online
Owner(s) nonprofit
Founded 2005
Headquarters San Diego, California, United States
Website voiceofsandiego.org

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 newspaper. Established in 2005,[1] it was one of a number of such publications that emerged around that time in responsive to cutbacks in 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 paid membership model. In 2016, Voice of San Diego launched the News Revenue Hub, a pilot project aimed at helping other nonprofit news organizations adopt its model. Members of the pilot include Honolulu Civil Beat, InsideClimate News, The Lens, and New Jersey Spotlight.[6][7][8] It has won a variety of local journalism awards from the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (for reports exposing corruption at the San Diego Unified School District)[9] and from the San Diego Press Club.[10][11]


  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. 
  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 27 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Fortis, Bianca. "Membership Services Hub Aims to Help Nonprofit News Orgs Grow". MediaShift. Retrieved 27 January 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 27 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Winners of San Diego SPJ's 2016 Contest". Society of Professional Journalists San Diego. 
  10. ^ Times of San Diego Wins 16 Awards at S.D. Press Club, Times of San Diego (October 27, 2015).
  11. ^ 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.