Cityside launches The Oaklandside, sister site to Berkeleyside

The Oaklandside, which was funded with $1.56 million from Google News Initiative, officially launched in Oakland on June 16, reports Poynter. The unique thing about the newly launched non-profit, online newsroom is that it began operations before its official launch as the pandemic stopped everything else. “We’re journalists,” said Tasneem Raja, editor-in-chief. “We need to […]

Berkeleyside expands newsroom with two new hires

Berkeleyside has hired two new journalists, one for the newly launching independent Oakland news site and one for Berkeleyside. Azucena Rasilla will be joining the Oakland newsroom as arts and community reporter. Her new role begins June 1. Prior to her appointment, Rasilla has worked freelance for some time. She was also a contributing writer […]

Berkeleyside hiring for business, journalism jobs

Berkeleyside has posted nine journalism jobs and four business position openings. The business positions will cover growth at Berkeleyside’s parent nonprofit company, which will run both Berkeleyside and its new Oakland newsroom scheduled to launch this spring. Berkeleyside is hiring for an editor-in-chief and a reporter to provide new resources and talent to the newsroom. […]

Berkeleyside launching new journalism platform in Oakland

Independent, award-winning news organization, Berkeleyside announced Dec. 10 that it will be launching a new news platform in Oakland in the spring of 2020. The announcement comes following Berkeleyside’s conversion to nonprofit. Tasneem Raja, a trailblazer in nonprofit and community-led journalism and a former senior editor at NPR and Mother Jones, will lead the site […]