About VOICES: River City

Who we are

VOICES: River City is Sacramento’s newest progressive media outlet.

Founded by reporter and journalism professor Dave Kempa, V:RC’s mission is two-fold:

  • To provide hard-hitting investigative reporting and impactful local arts coverage in the face of a rapidly shrinking news industry.
  • To create a space for commentary and essays from the region’s voices that speak truth to power.

In short: We want to keep Sacramento weird, bright and talking.

What we do

VOICES: River City provides exclusive, in-depth reporting and breaking news. We also serve up fresh local arts coverage and impactful commentary from community experts, activists and educators. Got a news tip? An odd idea? Want to write for us? Contact us.


About the editor

Dave Kempa has reported on topics ranging from homelessness and border issues to global markets, bar crawls and wine. He marched through Manhattan with Occupy Wall Street, went to Cuba long before it was legal and was the sole collegiate winner of the Robert F Kennedy Award for Journalism in 2010.

Today, Kempa is focused on helping to harvest a sustainable culture of writers in Sacramento. He teaches Mass Media & Society, News Writing, and Writing for Broadcasting at American River College, and also sits on the board of 916 Ink, a nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk children find their voices through the written word.

You can contact him at: kempa@voicesrivercity.com.