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The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has for the second year running recognizedBerkeleyside as providing excellent local journalism.

At an awards ceremony last canada goose uk outlet night at the San Francisco City Club, the organization announcedBerkeleysideas the winner canada goose outlet store of the Community Journalism (print/text) category in its2014 Excellence in Journalism Awards.

When last official canada goose outlet year’s Rim Fire near Yosemite first threatened, and finally destroyed, Berkeley’s beloved Tuolumne camp, Berkeleyside buy canada goose jacket was posting updates and photos as canada goose outlet sale soon as information became available cheap Canada Goose “the site provided more detailed information about the fate of the camp than was available in other media,” wrote SPJ NorCal. Read that coverage, written by Tracey Taylor andothers.

The Berkeleyside team at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014, an event organized by Berkeleyside. L to r: Frances Dinkelspiel, Lance Knobel, Tracey Taylor, Wendy Cohen, Emilie Raguso. Read the story, written by Mary Flaherty and edited by Frances Dinkelspiel.

TheCity of Berkeley’s use of social media use or lack thereof: In February 2013 Berkeleysidepublished an analysis of how, three years after canada goose outlet black friday Berkeley city staff said the municipality was canada cheap canada goose goose clearance working on a social media policy to allow for greater transparency and communication, the city still had virtually no online presence apart from its official canada goose outlet parka website. The story provoked a lively response, including from the city. Not long after, the Berkeley Police Department, which was trailing goose outlet canada other departments in the use of social media, canada goose Canada Goose Jackets outlet store uk began piloting its use of the Nixle social media alert system. canada goose black friday sale Read that story, written by Emilie Raguso.

Toxic chemicals at Berkeley school swimming pool:In the fall of 2013, Berkeleyside broke the story of how students using Berkeley High School’s swimming pool were displaying alarming symptoms, including burning eyes, bleached hair, and, in some cases, the disappearance of canada goose store body hair. Our investigation, including filing a public record request, revealed an extensive history of unaddressed maintenance issues both canada goose outlet toronto factory big and small canada goose outlet and lax oversight of canada goose outlet new york city the pool. As a result, the district closed the pool temporarily and overhauled its management. Read that story, written by Natalie Orenstein.

It is the second year running Berkeleyside has won for the SPJ NorCal award forcommunity journalism. canada goose outlet uk sale Last year’s award was made for Berkeleyside’s coverage of the Berkeley schools’ abortive superintendent search and for stories about the proposed sale of the downtown post office.

Other SPJ winners this year included KQED, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Center for Investigative Reportingand Mother Jones. Paul Rogers of the San Jose Mercury News and the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit respectively won “Journalist of the Year” awards.

Berkeleyside was founded in October 2009, and is a leading example of a new wave of local news sites produced by independent, entrepreneurial journalists and salespeople. Berkeleyside has a team of five: Wendy Cohen, Frances Dinkelspiel, Lance Knobel, Emilie Raguso and Tracey Taylor; as canada goose outlet in usa well asa smallroster of regular freelance journalists and contributing photographers. In the past month, Berkeleyside had more than200,000 unique visitors and over 750,000 pageviews. Members enjoy plentyof perks, includinginvitations to member only events and an annual party. Plus you get the satisfaction ofproviding vital support for our work.


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