December 11, 2019

The Google News Initiative is embracing a nonprofit model

A new local news venture based in Oakland, California has received $1.56 million in funding from the Google News Initiative (GNI) per Axios.

December 10, 2019

Berkeleyside announces $3M grants and move into Oakland

KTVU | Berkeleyside, a 10-year-old, independent, hyperlocal news site, announced on Tuesday it has an influx of $3 million in grant money and is launching a new journalism platform in Oakland.

December 10, 2019

Save local journalism!

New York Times | A new project is trying.

December 10, 2019

Berkeleyside is launching a sister site in Oakland to help fill the void left by pillaged newspapers

Nieman Lab | “As we build out that newsroom, how do we prioritize people who have experience serving info needs in communities across disciplines?”

December 10, 2019

Google’s next local news investment is in Oakland

Axios | A new Oakland, California-based journalism venture will launch next spring with $1.56 million in funding from the Google News Initiative (GNI), executives tell Axios. It has also raised $1.56 million from the American Journalism Project, a new, well-funded venture philanthropy nonprofit focused on local news.

October 25, 2016

Berkeleyside wins journalism award for comprehensive homelessness coverage

Reporters Frances Dinkelspiel and Emilie Raguso win an Excellence in Journalism award in the explanatory journalism category from the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter for their comprehensive coverage of homelessness in Berkeley.

June 28, 2016

Berkeleyside contributor Alix Wall wins first place in the light-nature feature category for her story, “Rubicon Bakers rebuilds lives, bakes cakes.”

The Richmond-based bakery provides a first stop in the workforce for those who are rebuilding their lives after drug addiction or a prison sentence.

August 13, 2015

Berkeleyside wins Best Local Twitter account in the East Bay Express’s “Best of the Bay” contest.

All right: It’s official. The Berkeleyside Twitter account, which recently crossed the 20,000-followers threshold, has been voted the best local Twitter feed on this side of the bay, as per the popular East Bay Express “Best of the East Bay” awards.

November 13, 2014

Berkeleyside wins an Excellence in Journalism award for community journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter.

The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has for the second year running recognized Berkeleyside as providing excellent local journalism.

October 29, 2013

Berkeleyside wins an Excellence in Journalism award for community journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter.

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter has awarded Berkeleyside its Excellence in Journalism award for community journalism.