Love Berkeleyside? 11 ways you can help us right now

There are lots of ways to help Berkeleyside. Here are our top 10. Photo: Emilie Raguso
There are lots of ways to help Berkeleyside, whose reporters attend dozens of city meetings every year to provide information for our readers. Photo: Emilie Raguso

If you’re a fan of Berkeleyside’s local news coverage, there are plenty of ways to help support us. And most of them don’t involve a penny. Here’s a handy list.

SEND US TIPS Our small team relies on the community’s eyes and ears to know what’s happening in your neighborhoods. We want to hear from you! Email general tips to tips@berkeleyside.com. If you have public safety news, write to our special crime line at crime@berkeleyside.com.

GET OUR EMAILS We have three main email options to choose from: Daily headlines of all our stories, a weekly round-up of our best food news, and — hot off the presses — a breaking news alert service. Our emails are always free and you can unsubscribe 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. Buttons at the bottom of each story help share in the way you prefer. You can also “like” our stories 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. Otherwise, you may miss items we only post on social media. 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 editors@berkeleyside.com for details.

ATTEND OUR ANNUAL UNCHARTED FESTIVAL Our annual ideas festival is a two-day event that brings together a range of speakers for scintillating conversations each October. We guarantee you’ll be inspired. Join us.

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

DONATE OR BECOME A MEMBER We never charge to read our stories, but local news is not free to produce. Make a one-time contribution or give monthly. We can’t do it without you.

BECOME A BERKELEYSIDE SHAREHOLDER In November 2016 we announced our direct public offering to raise capital to invest in the site’s long-term future growth. Founding investors get an annual dividend and perks. We believe it’s the first time a news organization in the U.S. has done a DPO. Be part of a pioneering movement to support independent journalism in your community. Learn more.

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

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