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.
We want to make it easy to understand our process. Here’s what we’re looking for, and how we’ll support you.
Journalist Madeleine Bair on Oakland’s media deserts and reaching communities where they’re at.
Public education is facing a turning point in Oakland and across the country.
News organizations don’t always tell you—or know—what drives their decisions. We wanted to share.
Every aspect of daily life in Oakland intersects with housing, in ways visible and unseen.