Fermoso will continue his outstanding coverage of road safety and more as a staff reporter while DeBolt moves on to become an editor with BANG.
The Oaklandside launched a reporting internship this summer to give local journalism students hands-on experience.
Strange creatures lurking beneath Lake Merritt, secret stairs, the closures of iconic Oakland restaurants, staying safe during the pandemic, and more.
The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recognized our newsroom in their investigative, commentary, and web-design categories.
Armstrong will help amplify the reporting of both The Oaklandside and Berkeleyside and ensure we are connecting with all parts of the communities we serve.
The Institute for Nonprofit News honored us with their “Game Changer” award and three honorable mentions. Our newsroom also won a LION award for “Best Coronavirus Coverage.” Here’s a look back at our stories, initiatives, and people being recognized.
The Oaklandside ran a pilot program to get feedback from a diverse group of seven longtime residents. Their insights will help guide our reporting in the coming months.
We’re launching a series exploring the history of residential buildings in Oakland—and the people who’ve lived in them. Want us to write about your home? Let us know!
Both full-time positions are based in the Bay Area and the roles involve working across Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside.
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.
The Oaklandside’s editor-in-chief spoke to two journalism industry leaders about how media can better serve the communities they’re reporting for.
Striving to report responsibly on the lives of people impacted by violence requires great care. We wanted to share more on our approach to this story.
The seven members, one for each Oakland district, will be reading our stories and giving us feedback to ensure we stay true to our founding values.
In February, The Oaklandside launched a vaccine information equity campaign. Here’s what we’ve done so far.
With support from the San Francisco Foundation, we’re working with paid community advisors to help us track and grow the impact of our journalism.
The Society of Professional Journalism in Northern California bestows this award on The Oaklandside within a year of our launch.
We’re spotlighting some of the year’s best reporting in and about Oakland, from The Oaklandside and well beyond.
As a newsroom, we’re committed to working with community members to define their experiences. Here’s what we learned.
Our ‘citizen’s agenda’ approach: start by asking Oakland residents about what’s working, and what’s not, in their neighborhoods and schools. Go from there.
In the coming months, we’ll be sharing the mic with more Oaklanders who have important stories about life in our city. This is how we’re planning to do it, and why.