Everyone in L.A. County deserves access to reliable news about our home. We deserve the knowledge and tools to hold powerful people accountable. We deserve a full picture of life in Los Angeles.

LA Public Press is an independent, non-profit newsroom advocating for a better Los Angeles. We do journalism that interrogates systems of power while supporting those trying to build more equitable and resilient communities.

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Journalism for a humane & healthy LA

Our reporting will work in the service of a county where: 

  • Housing is fair and affordable.
  • Public transportation is accessible and reliable.
  • Systems of justice and public safety are restorative.
  • Health care is available long before the moment of crisis.
  • Our air and water are free from pollutants. 

We need accessible information that helps us understand the complicated web of public agencies and power brokers who wield tremendous authority over our everyday lives. We need to celebrate and learn from the accomplishments of our neighbors who move us all forward.

Los Angeles is the most populous county in the United States. Three-quarters of its residents are people of color, and 55% speak a language other than English at home. But legacy media has long erased most of us, and treated the consequential decisions that affect us like a spectator sport. 

We deserve better.

We can’t build a newsroom for L.A. without your help.

A Newsroom for Los Angeles

Mariah Castañeda, Director of Audience and Co-Founder

Publisher Matthew Tinoco of the Los Angeles Public Press

Matthew Tinoco, Publisher and Founder

Amanda Del Cid Lugo, Engagement Producer and Reporter

Gabe Schneider, Editorial Director

Carla Green, Director of Audio

Ashley Orona, Reporter

Phoenix Tso, Audio Reporter

Nancy Meza, Podcast Host

Virali Dave,
Audience Engagement Editor

Alyson Yee,
Graphic Designer

Elizabeth Chou, Reporter

LA Public Press also works with freelance journalists. Interested in producing a story for us? Pitch us here.

Our Supporters and Partners

LA Public Press discloses all donors and organizations who have given above $5000. LA Public Press is generously supported by:

Isaac Tucker and Family · The Listening Post Collective

We our a fiscally sponsored project of the Institute for Nonprofit News and work with The News Revenue Hub to sustain our work.

Ethics

Los Angeles Public Press conforms to the guidelines for journalistic ethics and standards set by the Institute for Nonprofit News, informed by the expertise of hundreds of nonprofit news professionals.

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Governing Board

Los Angeles Public Press is governed by a three member board-of-directors. Its members are: Michelle Faust-Raghavan, Isaac Tucker, and Matthew Tinoco.

From the Team