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Reuters Taps Bay Citizen Editor Jonathan Weber as West Coast Bureau Chief

Jonathan Weber departed the non-profit site Thursday

Jonathan Weber, who resigned Thursday as editor-in-chief of the non-profit publication The Bay Citizen, has been named Reuters’ West Coast Bureau Chief.

Weber will be based out of San Francisco and focus his coverage on technology, the entertainment industry and the economic-political news of the region.

Weber left the Bay Citizen just over a year after its launch, in which he was heavily involved. Like the Texas Tribune and the Chicago News Cooperative, The Bay Citizen has a deal with the New York Times whereby some of its content appears in the Times’ edition for that region.

Former Washington Post reporter Steve Fainaru will replace Weber, at least in the interim.

Prior to his time at The Bay Citizen, Weber created a pair of news organizations covering the West Coast. He was the founding editor of The Industry Standard, a business magazine launched to cover the economy of the Internet, and was previously a business and technology editor for the Los Angeles Times.

This is but another step in Thomson Reuters beefing up its' Reuters America initiative, which is a general news service that both produces original content and content from other sites (including this one).