Our Story

Cityside.org was launched in November 2019 by the team behind Berkeleyside, one of the most pioneering, innovative, highly regarded independent local news sites in the United States. Berkeleyside was launched by three veteran journalist in November 2009 in Berkeley, Calif., 10 years to the month before the launch of Cityside.org. Cityside.org’s second newsroom after Berkeley will launch in spring 2020 in Oakland, Calif, a dynamic, rapidly changing city that is grossly underserved in terms of accountability reporting and community journalism. Read about Oaklandside.