David Weir

David Weir is Senior Editor, Digital News for KQED.  He previously worked at Rolling Stone, Salon, Wired Digital, Excite@Home, Mother Jones, and as a co-founder and Executive Director of The Center for Investigative Reporting. Over the past 40 years, he and his teams have won dozens of awards, including a National Magazine Award, an IRE Award, and a Webby, He has authored or co-authored four books, including (with Mark Schapiro) "Circle of Poison." He has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Michigan, and has taught journalism at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and San Francisco State.

How the CPUC’s New Rules Will Affect Ride-sharing Startups

When the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposed new rules on Tuesday to govern the emerging ride-sharing startups, many of which are headquartered in San Francisco, the news was greeted as a victory by Lyft, Sidecar and Uber. And it is a victory, since as recently as last fall, the companies were facing cease-and-desist orders … Continue reading How the CPUC’s New Rules Will Affect Ride-sharing Startups →

Data Indicate Apartment Rents Falling (Slightly) in San Francisco

There is some early evidence that rents in San Francisco, which have generated widespread concern in recent years, might finally be leveling off. According to data gathered by the rental startup Zumper, median rents for one- and two-bedroom apartments actually fell slightly between May and July. The company, which says it carries the “vast majority” of … Continue reading Data Indicate Apartment Rents Falling (Slightly) in San Francisco →