Bay Citizen and CIR announce merger of their newsrooms

A newsroom formed to counter the Chronicle could be run by the guy who oversaw that paper's decline.

The Bay Citizen and Center for Investigative Journalism have formally announced their intent to merge under the leadership of Phil Bronstein, who plans to cut almost $2 million from the combined newsrooms. As I wrote last week: How can this possibly be good for local journalism? It will take 30 days to seal the deal and we'll have more reporting and analysis in the coming weeks.