Maryann Jones Thompson

Maryann is research editor at The San Francisco Standard, adding data-driven insight to its editorial features. Her analyses have guided initiatives for publishing, venture capital, technology, sustainability, and nonprofit organizations, including the Los Angeles Times, IDG, Sand Hill Group and Corporate Eco Forum. A “Standard” veteran, she founded The Industry Standard’s “Metrics” section, one of the digital economy’s first examples of data journalism, as well as the award-winning ROAM travel magazine. Along with a good research rabbit hole, Maryann loves hanging out with family, traveling, the ocean and California.

33 Articles Published

Silver Findings: 5 Reasons for Optimism about SF

SF voters have made their displeasure known. But The Standard’s poll also shows that life in the city is not all bad.

Hella News: The Standard’s Voter Poll Finds San Franciscans Are Fed Up

Every elected official in the city—from DA Boudin and Mayor Breed to the Board of Supervisors—should be on notice: Negative approval ratings are surging.

Key Findings from the First San Francisco Standard Voter Poll

An in-depth study investigates support for June ballot measures, municipal policies, City Hall and city life in 2022.

At Play in Crissy Field

Follow our map to what’s new, what’s old and what’s coming soon in San Francisco’s adventure-filled waterfront park.

Where San Francisco Stacks Up Among California Counties in State Covid Metrics

San Francisco ranks at the top of the state among counties with the highest average daily Covid infections.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite: Celebrate the 21st Birthday of Crissy Field, SF’s Fun-Filled Front Yard

See the photos that show how a rundown airstrip has become one of San Francisco’s most beloved city parks.

Slow Jammed: Is SF Traffic Getting Back to Normal?

Bridges are bumping, freeways are creeping, and BART hits a post-pandemic peak as commuters return to San Francisco.

Francisco Park Opens, Offering Glorious Views and a Community Gathering Place on Russian Hill

Positioned at the base of Russian Hill, Francisco Park will be the first new park in the city’s center in 40 years.

The Standard Top 25: The Nonprofits Getting the Most From SF’s $668M Homelessness Budget

The city’s homelessness department has doled out more than $268 million to nonprofits in the current fiscal year, amounting to more than $1 billion since 2018.

Battery Bluff Park Opens Up New Vistas in the Presidio

Check out the view from this previously inaccessible area, and other new outdoor spaces around SF for Earth Day.