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Berkeleyside recognized for journalism excellence for the second year running

The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has for the second year running recognized Berkeleyside as providing excellent local journalism. At an awards ceremony last night at the San Francisco City Club, the organization announced Berkeleyside as the winner of the Community Journalism (print/text) category in its 2014 Excellence in Journalism Awards. The judges said they […]

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Berkeleyside wins Excellence in Journalism award

The Berkeleyside team at the conclusion of its recent Uncharted festival. From left: Lance Knobel, Frances Dinkelspiel, Siciliana Trevino, Wendy Cohen, Tracey Taylor and Emilie Raguso. Photo: Pete Rosos The Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter has awarded Berkeleyside its Excellence in Journalism award for community journalism. The award was made for Berkeleyside’s coverage […]

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Executive order stymies Daily Cal’s bid to get funding

The Daily Californian is independent of the university it covers, a sticking point for student government A bid by UC Berkeley’s ailing student newspaper, The Daily Californian, to source direct financial support from the university’s student body has been felled, following an eleventh-hour decision by student government group ASUC to make student voting on the […]

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Diversity bake sale brings out protesters, choppers, media

The media, both local and national, have jumped on the “diversity bake sale” story. Photo: Tracey Taylor The media, both local and national, have jumped on the “diversity bake sale” story. Photo: Tracey Taylor The helicopters flying over central Berkeley today were just one sign of the media frenzy that has surrounded the announcement by […]

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Thousands of schools at risk during earthquake

Berkeley Unified School District Headquarters A team of California Watch reporters and researchers spent the last 19 months investigating how the state enforces the Field Act, a strict seismic safety law that is supposed to protect school children at public schools. California Watch is partnering with dozens of California newspapers, television stations, radio outlets, and […]