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 create a space for commentary and essays from the region’s rich, diverse (and often provocative) voices.
  • To provide timely news and hard-hitting investigative reporting in the face of a rapidly shrinking news industry.

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

What we do

VOICES: River City carries engaging and weird commentary and essays. We also provide exclusive, in-depth reporting and breaking news. 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.