The Bold Italic Quietly Goes Out of Business

RIP San Francisco media.



At 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, the popular San Francisco culture and news site, The Bold Italic, updated its About page with a note saying it had decided to "cease operations."

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Here's the full text from its website:
Since our launch, The Bold Italic has strived to faithfully serve San Franciscans near and far, whether born and bred here or having just arrived in the city. We have a great passion for the Bay Area and all that it has to offer — and have had a lot of fun sharing our enthusiasm with you. Together we have built a strong community of followers, contributors, and partners. However, we have made the difficult decision to cease operations. It’s been a great run and we supremely thank everyone who has supported us along the way. 
This is especially sad news in light of the not-so-distant folding of the alt-weekly, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, which shuttered last fall. Not to mention whatever the hell is happening with SF Weekly.

Aside from posting this brief description on its website and social media accounts, no other explanation was provided as to why the media site is closing. We've reached out for comment from The Bold Italic and will update this post when we learn more.