"People in Berkeley are very passionate about the issues": Photo: D.H. Parks

On Thursday, Berkeleyside’s Frances Dinkelspiel was interviewed by Jon Brooks, Editor of KQED’s News Fix, about Berkeley — the biggest issues facing the city, its financial health and business climate, food culture and outsize influence nationwide.

Dinkelspiel also spoke about Berkeleyside, and in particular its diverse and engaged readership.

“One of the most interesting things as a journalist,” Dinkelspiel said, “is the back and forth on the Berkeleyside site. It’s definitely a two-way communication. For every article we write we get lots of comments, sometimes hundreds… People in Berkeley are very passionate about the issues, and they love to argue about the issues.”

That won’t be news for Berkeleyside’s regular readers.

The interview can be both read and listened to online at KQED News Fix.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...