Description:

Our site combines original investigative and feature reporting with community news and information on nonprofit organizations, community groups and many engaged citizens from around the city. We are a voice of independent journalism and community service for a city where too many people go unheard, too many issues uncovered. An independent, nonprofit community news and information hub, connecting community and news.

Begun:

2009

Website:http://oaklandlocal.com/
Office Location:Oakland Local, ℅ TechLiminal, 268 14th St. Oakland, CA
Structure:

501(c)(3) organization (a project of the Center for Media Change)

Founder:

Susan Mernit

Executive Director:

Susan Mernit (executive editor)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

0

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

6

Annual operating budget:

$120,000

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Yes

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

Yes

Diversity statement:

Yes

IRS 990 form posted on website:

No

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

No

Awards:

Oaklandish Innovators Award (2011)

Contact:

editor@oaklandlocal.com (news tips, press releases, queries), or http://oaklandlocal.com/contact (message box)



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