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“We’re a news site so we need to cover these things, but there’s not a lot of money to do everything. So we thought, maybe we could help solve this by using one of the main resources we have — our readers.”
“Political news, I think, is of the most interest right now, and so I think that that’s where we’ll focus at first.”
Berkeleyside, while a successful local news site, still doesn’t feel like it’s nailed the formula for sustainability. It’s latest effort: convincing its readers to invest — literally — in its future.
“We have a potential of six million readers. You may not convince all six million people to be your socios, but if you learn more about their interests, you can get closer.”
“Our idea was that we were going to create one of these things in a classic format and see if there was enough interest to sustain it.”
“It’s not just about the idea, it’s about how you develop the sustainability of something as well.”
The platform Beacon will match the first $500,000 Vargas can raise to support #EmergingUS, a news site that “lives at the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America.”