News sources in Oakland

Tour curated by: Emily Mibach

Oakland is an extremely multifaceted town. The coverage done of Oakland by the news sources within it is indicative of that. This tour will explore some of the ways that Oakland covers itself in the news.

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Oakland Local began in 2009 as a response to a noted lack of reporting concerning a lack of diverse and inclusive reporting. Publisher Susan Mernit and co-founders Kwan Booth and Amy Gahran began reporting on Oakland through this different lens.…

Started in 1963 by Thomas L. Berkley, The Oakland Post serves the Black Oakland community. This newspaper is one of five papers in the Bay Area that are run by The Post News Group, which is located in Oakland at the same location as the newspaper.…

The Oakland Tribune newspaper has been serving Oakland since 1874, setting up shop twenty two years after the city of Oakland was incorporated, started by George Staniford and Benet Dewes.The Tribune is currently the only daily print and online…

Oakland North is an online and multimedia publication staffed entirely by students at UC Berkeleys school of journalism. Started in 2008 and is another newspaper in UC Berkeley’s non-Berkeley based publication, Richmond Confidential. Oakland North…

The East Bay Express is currently the only newspaper catering specifically to the East Bay. Starting in 1978, the paper is delivered every Wednesday. While the newspaper describes itself as an alternative newspaper, it is widely read throughout the…

Since 1917 The Campanil, formerly The Stream and the Mills College Weekly, has been covering the Mills College community, campus and Oakland. Originally called The Stream, the paper covered mainly the on goings on campus and featured a lot of staff…

Bay Area Fireworks is an online only, Oakland, based anarchist news source. Run anonymously, the news site says its mission statement is: “to use this website as a tool to help create a broader social project that works against the insularity of…

Vision Hispana is Oakland’s Spanish language newspaper. Originally an independent newspaper, they are now part of a group of Spanish language newspapers serving specific communities. While Vision Hispana is based in Alameda, they're widely…

Started in 1916, the Piedmonter covers local news in and around Piedmont. While Piedmont is not technically a part of Oakland, as it was incorporated as an independent city in 1922, Oakland surrounds Piedmont, and since Piedmont is so small, it is…

Since in 1852, The Montclarion has served the community of Montclair for 160 years. The newspaper was originally founded, like its sister newspaper, the Piedmonter, to garner community in an area of Oakland that was at times hard to reach prior to…