CalMatters, The Markup

California, explained.


CalMatters is an award-winning, nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.

We were founded to fill the gap left by a shrinking press corps in order to empower people to engage on key issues, hold the powerful accountable, and create a better California for all. In six years CalMatters has established ourselves as a trusted brand and “go-to” hub for in-depth news and information on statewide issues. Our office is in Sacramento, but our team of award winning reporters and photo journalists are found throughout California.

Environment, education, health care, housing, justice, economic inequality – the debates on these vital issues and others have a profound impact on the lives of 38 million Californians and beyond.

Our team of more than 50 experienced journalists, data, audience, product, revenue and partnership professionals, with the time and resources to dig deep, is committed to meaningfully informing Californians abo


Sacramento, CA



Year Founded