Mar 29, 2022

Axios Acquires The SF Minute

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2022

Axios Acquires The SF Minute
The SF Minute will officially relaunch as Axios San Francisco 

1 big thing: Axios has acquired The SF Minute, a local substack newsletter launched in 2020 by Nick Bastone that covers local news in the San Francisco area. The SF Minute editor Nick Bastone will join Axios to co-author Axios San Francisco.  

Why it matters: Axios continues expanding its local media coverage. By the end of 2022, Axios Local will expand into 11 additional cities. The daily morning newsletters will cover the most consequential news and developments unfolding in each of the cities.

The Axios San Francisco newsletter will: 

  • Curate the best in local reporting and drive readers to their sources.
  • Deliver exclusive scoops and explore local trends.
  • Maximize Axios’ proven Smart Brevity® style and newsletter format to make readers smarter, faster about the cities where they live.

Get to know Nick Bastone: 

  • Bastone launched The SF Minute in 2020. Prior to this, he was a reporter at The Information and Business Insider. 
  • He also helped launch a local publication for the Silicon Valley area called The Six Fifty while at Embarcadero Media.
  • Before journalism, Bastone also worked in tech at companies such as Faire and Square. 
  • Bastone lives in San Francisco and is a graduate of UC Berkeley. 

Subscribe to Axios San Francisco here.

Find out more about Axios’ Local expansion here.

Axios is a digital media company delivering trustworthy breaking news and invaluable insights to help readers and viewers get smarter, faster across the topics reshaping our lives in politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Axios was created around a simple proposition: deliver the cleanest, smartest, most efficient, and trust-worthy experience for readers and advertisers alike.

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