August 17, 2021

Is local journalism dying? Look closer.

Poynter | Here are four major challenges to journalism today and four attempts to confront them that are worth watching.

August 2, 2021

The Oaklandside welcomes 2 new reporters: David DeBolt and Jose Fermoso

Award-winning Bay Area journalist DeBolt will report on City Hall and policing, while Fermoso joins the newsroom on a Knight-Wallace Fellowship to examine the reasons for Oakland’s unsafe streets.

July 26, 2021

Berkeleyside hires Nico Savidge as senior reporter

The award-winning reporter will cover City Hall. He comes from the Mercury News where he covered more than two dozen transportation agencies.

July 11, 2021

5 pieces of good news about the news

New York Times | A look at some of the ventures that have sprung up, fueled by a new sense of mission in American journalism and by the sheer quantities of money available.

June 16, 2021

Berkeley High Jacket alum becomes new editor-in-chief of Berkeleyside

Berkeley High Jacket | 'Berkeleyside' Editor-in-Chief Pamela Turntine reflects on her career path, including her time at BHS and experience working on the 'Jacket.'

May 25, 2021

‘Capturing what matters:’ An Oakland photojournalist on covering the George Floyd protests 1 year ago

KQED | Photography helped capture the intensity and emotion of protests that erupted after the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer one year ago today.

April 8, 2021

Berkeleyside names Pamela Turntine, a Pulitzer Prize winning veteran journalist, as its new editor-in-chief

Turntine brings decades of editing experience and a knack for breaking news. A new managing editor also joins the team as we launch a founders’ fund for local journalism.

December 21, 2020

‘We need to radically redefine who we are serving.’ A conversation with the editor in chief of The Oaklandside

Columbia Journalism Review | A conversation with the editor in chief of The Oaklandside

November 30, 2020

Cityside named Publisher of the Year for ‘excellent coverage’ and its vision for serving communities

Cityside, parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside, was recognized for its journalism and the vision and principles it has built for its role in the communities it serves.

July 21, 2020

What’s The difference between calling your news site Oaklandside or The Oaklandside? Listening

Nieman Lab | “One participant told us this name suggests that ‘We’re on your side. We’re with you…It says that this is Oakland’s side of the story.'”

June 16, 2020

Cityside launches The Oaklandside, sister site to Berkeleyside, built on a foundation of listening

The Oaklandside is the first launch for Cityside, the newly formed nonprofit that is also parent to Berkeleyside.

June 1, 2020

Cityside, a new civic journalism platform, aims to help solve the crisis in local news

Cityside will be the parent nonprofit for Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside