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Cityside

Joined in June 2020

About Us

Trusted, independent local journalism has never been more important, yet the resources for strong civic reporting are in ever-shorter supply. Cityside is determined to change that dynamic.

Recognizing that local communities are the lifeblood of society, we aim to deliver high-quality journalism to underserved communities in order to foster civic engagement, enrich people’s lives and contribute to a healthy democracy.

The national crisis in journalism is most acute at the local level. On an almost weekly basis, reporters and editors are being shed at newspapers controlled by hedge funds and private equity giants. Fortunately, the ecosystem of nonprofit news is rapidly developing.

Research shows that in cities without a source of high-quality local news, municipal borrowing costs and local government corruption increases, voter turnout drops and political polarization increases. 

Our many years of experience at Berkeleyside and The Tyler Loop have taught us that a strong community focus, an unswerving commitment to covering local stories that matter to residents and an openness to dialogue create a powerful bond with our readers and enables trusted, valuable journalism.

Trusted, independent local journalism has never been more important, yet the resources for strong civic reporting are in ever-shorter supply. Cityside is determined to change that dynamic.

Recognizing that local communities are the…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Media
  • Transparency & Oversight
  • Urban Areas

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