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The news industry was quick to hire for diversity-focused roles after George Floyd’s murder in 2020 — but sustaining that change has proven slow and challenging.
When newsrooms, especially local ones, are strapped for engineering resources, the Berkeley students fill in a gap to help journalists complete more ambitious data projects.
“We don’t have to turn around a whole big ship. We can try things.”
“If we’re going to have news that is paid for by audiences, we have to talk about the news that should never be behind paywalls.”
“We’re Switzerland…We’re not anybody’s competitor. We’re in a good place to do good and raise money statewide and use that money for improving journalism.”
Power to the people (who hate talking on phones).
Voices of Monterey Bay is amplifying less-heard voices (prisoners, the children of farm workers), building a community base of support, and publishing in both English and Spanish.
“Looking ahead, we are at something of a pivot point. For our mission purpose of just informing voters, does it matter if CALmatters wrote a story that appears in the L.A. Daily News?” Christine Schmidt
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.