We want to tell you more about who we are, how we make editorial decisions, how we work with freelancers and how we can amplify your story. Just as Berkeleyside demands transparency and accountability from public agencies, we expect our readers to ask no less of us. Our policies and processes are continually evolving, and we’re eager to hear suggestions for how to make them fairer or more deserving of your trust. You can get in touch anytime by emailing us at email@example.com. And visit our About page to contact our staff and read our corrections, photo licensing and editorial independence polices.
— Pamela Turntine, Editor-in-Chief, Berkeleyside
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Meet our team
The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored three Berkeleyside reporters for their work on schools and housing reporting.
She won a James Madison Freedom of Information Award for her deep dive into sexual misconduct allegations against a Berkeley High teacher.
Supriya Yelimeli and Doug Ng were recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for their outstanding work in 2021.
The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recognized Berkeleyside’s 2020 Nosh coverage, feature reporting and longform storytelling.
Cityside named Publisher of the Year for ‘excellent coverage’ and its vision for serving communities
Cityside, parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside, was recognized for its journalism and the vision and principles it has built for its role in the communities it serves.