Crosscurrents is the daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio, 91.7 FM in San Francisco. We are part of KALW's Public Interest Reporting Project.
KALW's Public Interest Reporting Project began in 2003, with the goal of expanding local depth reporting, at a time when most news organizations were cutting back on public interest journalism.
Since we began the project, much has changed in the media landscape: local outlets such as the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News and CBS local news have suffered drastic cutbacks. These cuts signal that the commercial model for journalism is in crisis. We believe that public interest, non-profit media is one way to begin to fill that void, and that doing so is critical to public understanding and engagement.
We have a small but dedicated staff, and we work with community volunteers, our News Crew, along with student journalists from Mills College in Oakland and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Our website is powered by RadioEngage which is a supported by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation via the 2009 Knight News Challenge.