The Times plans to start publishing local editions in Chicago and other metropolitan areas as well as the San Francisco Bay Area, says the paper’s Media Decoder blog. Local organizations would work with the company to produce the new editions:
Plans for the San Francisco edition call for adding to the paper, twice a week, two additional pages of news about northern California. At first, the added content will be produced by The Times’ own writers and editors. But eventually, the plan, as in Chicago, is to turn the production over to a local partner.
The San Francisco edition is slated for this fall, and Warren Hellman’s nonprofit Bay Area News Project is “the leading candidate” to serve as the local partner.