We want the opportunity to have multiple media partners in the Bay Area and not be in an exclusive relationship with, really, anyone,” Rosenthal said. He envisions working with many outlets in the Bay Area, on all platforms. The second issue, he said, was “being able to manage the creative process on our own deadline cycle.” The Bay Citizen’s stories were published twice a week, Friday and Sunday, in editions of the Times distributed in the San Francisco area. “Our focus is a unique niche,” Rosenthal said: accountability and investigative reporting. “We’re not a ‘news organization’ putting out a lot of content every day.