Setting the scene for our Jan. 27 event
Over the next few months, we're going to host a series of conversations across Oakland. We'll ask for your ideas on how we can create a community-centered newsroom and support ways for community members to get involved in our work.
The first of these events happens Jan. 27 at StudioToBe in Old Oakland. We’ve had a lot of interest, and this month’s event is nearly at capacity! If you can't make it, or aren't able to register in time, there’s good news: we’re already working on another event in late February in Fruitvale, and you’ll get a chance to sign up through this newsletter soon.
In all of these conversations, there are a few “big questions” that we’d really like to get your thoughts on:
How might we produce and share fact-based news, information and storytelling in Oakland beyond publishing articles on our website?
How might we support people and organizations who are already key sources of information for communities across Oakland?
How might we ensure we're serving and including Oaklanders who have been historically marginalized or misrepresented by media coverage?
If you have thoughts to share on these questions but can’t make it to one of our events, feel free to respond directly to this email—we’ll read everything you have to say.