In the news

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.

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.

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

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.'”

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.