Jonathan Weber

Jonathan is editor in chief of The San Francisco Standard. He joined from Reuters News, where he most recently served as global technology editor based in Singapore and previously held the post of West Coast Bureau Chief. In 2010 he helped create the Bay Citizen, a non-profit news organization serving the San Francisco Bay Area, serving as editor in chief. Before that he was the founder and CEO of New West Publishing, a new media company serving the Rocky Mountain West, and the co-founder and editor in chief of the Industry Standard, the highly regarded newsweekly that chronicled the first Internet boom. He studied philosophy in college, and moved to California to work for the Los Angeles Times many years ago and never looked back.

5 Articles Published

SF Voters Lean Away from Progressive Policies as Homelessness and Public Safety Shape Opinions

The SF Standard Voter Poll shows the big challenges facing local officials in the post-Covid era of insecurity.

Know Your Newsroom: The Standard Staff on What We’re All About

We’ve been building the team we need to bring you the kind of timely, in-depth and trusted reporting that will help you know your city.

Perspective: ‘San Fransicko’: Provocative Book Blames Progressives for Ruining SF, But Critics Aren’t Having It

Berkeley author Michael Shellenberger has poked a bear in SF by arguing that the crisis in the streets is a direct result of the cultural ideology and social policies of progressives.

Data Offer Clues on San Francisco’s Crime Paradox. Police Chief and Academics Have Some Ideas Too

The chances of being a victim of a crime in SF increased during the pandemic even as the overall crime rate decreased, a study shows.

Here/Say Media Has a New Name: The San Francisco Standard

Though our nameplate is different, we’re more committed than ever to building a modern local news organization around the idea embodied in our tagline: “Know Your City.”