Muni Diaries makes appearances in the news:
Muni Diaries editor Eugenia Chien explains why our readers rock. In Poynter.org: “4 ways Muni Diaries readers document San Francisco bus riding.” (also featured in “How to begin practice open journalism.”) (December, 2011)
“Should news sites with limited resources depend on user-generated content?” Muni Diaries editor Eugenia Chien chats with Reuters’ Jack Shafer and Poynter.org’s Mallary Tenore on how user-generated content work on Muni Diaries. (November, 2011)
Muni Diaries featured on SFTravel: “Should visitors ride the Muni buses?“ (Short answer: Yes) (November 2011)
Muni Diaries editor Eugenia Chien pens a piece for Poynter.org: “4 things news sites should know before partnering with a local blog.” (October 2011)
SFGate writes about Muni Diaries posts on San Francisco mayoral candidates’ relationships with Muni. (September 2011)
SF Weekly names Muni Diaries Best Transit Blog of 2011 (September 2011)
KQED’s News Fix interview with Jeff from Muni Diaries. (July 2011)
Muni Diaries on SFGate talking about the phase-out of paper Fast Passes. (March 2011)
Muni Diaries on KGO/ABC7 on those noisy Clipper card readers (February 2011)
The first international press appearance we’re aware of on the Italian site Nuok: (November 2010)
Muni Diaries is a website where anyone can share their bus stories and read about some issues that are important to bus riders. No matter who you are and what you do, riding the bus is one experience that many San Franciscans share. When you have so many different types of people in one small space, a lot of interesting interactions happen.
Muni Diaries at the Commonwealth Club’s INFORUM panel on San Francisco new media: (March 24, 2010)
“Although they rely on Chronicle coverage, the best alternative model of civic journalism presented last night was the Muni Diaries, a site that allows people to share their experiences with San Francisco’s public transportation.” – SFWeekly
KRON talks about our Muni obituaries: (December 5, 2009)
Best of the Bay 2009: Readers Poll Winners: Best Local Blog! (July 29, 2009)
Suspected Muni Humper Arrested from NBC Bay Area (July 15, 2009)
A Twitter user who connected with other victims through a popular local blog has helped San Francisco police identify and arrest a man suspected of multiple sexual assaults on board local trains.
… An account of a bit of criminal frottage was first published on the Muni Diaries blog.
“Muni Humper” Terrorizes Passengers With Pelvis from NBC Bay Area (June 4, 2009)
A “young, short, ‘kind of squatty’” man has reportedly been harassing female commuters repeatedly during rush hour on the N Judah train by “humping” them and then jumping off the train when discovered.
One passenger has been assaulted twice and witnessed a third assault of another passenger according to blog Muni Diaries.
Driving Miss Muni Diaries – Eugenia on I Live Here: SF (June 8, 2009)
And this is why I love living in San Francisco. The city is so small and our neighborhoods are packed together so closely that you are constantly face to face with people who are very different from you. And no one blinks an eye at the amazing diversity we see every day.
Broke-Ass of the Week — Jeff Hunt from Muni Diaries from Broke-Ass Stuart’s Goddam Website (May 19, 2009)
We want Muni Diaries to be the place people go to tell and read stories of the crazy and sometimes-poignant shit that happens on Muni and BART. We’ve all got stories and we’ve all heard friends and coworkers spin yarns of their own. Muni is too much a part of life in SF not to be a treasure trove of great stories. Stranger than fiction, often.
“What’s that smell? A romanticized whiff of the Bay Area?“ from SFGate.com’s Bronstein At Large (December 19, 2008)
We’ll have to wave aside the cynics, like Tara on the munidiaries blog, who says a Pier 39 store named “Only in San Francisco” will only live up to its name if it “starts selling Eau de Urine parfum and employs a yelling, angry, schizophrenic mascot…”
Beth W. from Muni Diaries writes about this latest ad campaign, and she’s none to thrilled. Beth says, “I’m having trouble totaling up the number of things wrong with it,” going on to say that we shouldn’t blame the victim for a bus drivers stupidity…