There are lots of ways to help Berkeleyside. Here are our top 10. Photo: Emilie Raguso
There are many ways to help Berkeleyside, whose reporters attend and live-tweet countless city meetings every year to keep our readers up to speed. Photo: Emilie Raguso

Editor’s Note: We have updated this post for 2022. Learn how we can help you and some ways you can help support us.

If you’re a fan of Berkeleyside’s local news coverage, there are plenty of ways to help support our work. Most of them don’t involve a penny. Here’s the rundown.

SEND US TIPS Our small team relies on the community’s eyes and ears to know what’s happening in your neighborhood. We want to hear from you! Use our handy tips form to reach the right person.

GET OUR EMAILS We have three main email options: Daily headlines, a weekly roundup of our best food news and periodic breaking news alerts. Our emails are always free, we never share or sell your information, and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Sign up here.

SHARE PHOTOS We love seeing what you’re seeing around town. Send photographs to the email addresses above. If you’re on Flickr, add images to our Berkeleyside Flickr group. If you’re on Instagram, tag #Berkeleyside when you want us to see your photos. We might feature them and will always credit you.

SHARE OUR WORK We need your help to grow. Share our stories on social media, and with your neighborhood groups and other networks, if you find them valuable. You can also “like” our articles on Facebook and retweet them on Twitter. Small efforts like this help amplify our work.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA If you don’t already, follow Berkeleyside on Facebook and Twitter. Berkeleyside is also on Instagram.

REVIEW US ON FACEBOOK Tell us how we’re doing by writing a quick review on Facebook. We love to hear from you.

WRITE FOR US: PITCH STORIES OR WRITE AN OP-ED We’re always looking for local freelancers who have Berkeley-specific ideas, and for missives from community members who are passionate about items of local interest. Write to for details.

ADVERTISE We are always happy to speak with advertisers and sponsors who want to build their brand through Berkeley’s main daily news source. Learn more.

DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK We never charge to read our stories, but local news is not free to produce. Make a one-time donation or give monthly. We can’t do it without you.

Did we forget your favorite way to contribute? Let us know in the comments. Learn more about Berkeleyside.

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