Berkeleyside is Berkeley’s independent news and community website.
Launched in October 2009, we have become a must-read for an average 110,000 unique visitors every month.
Started by veteran journalists Lance Knobel, Tracey Taylor, and Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside’s team has expanded to include Advertising Director Wendy Cohen and Senior Reporter Emilie Raguso. (Learn more about the team.)
Berkeleyside is the central news site for the people of Berkeley, as well as a vital community forum.
Berkeleyside is itself a local business and we invite all local businesses to partner with us to promote your product or service to our tens of thousands of regular readers, many of whom are staunch supporters of spending their money locally. We offer competitive flat rates and discounts for non-profits. Your ad will click straight through to your website and can be switched out at short notice for special promotions or other time-sensitive reasons.
Email Advertising Director Wendy Cohen at Berkeleyside (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on readership figures, rates and dimensions. Wendy can also advise on how we can help you create the artwork for your ad.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BERKELEYSIDE:
“I am so thrilled to be advertising on Berkeleyside. Not only do I respect the service they provide to our community, but, in six weeks so far, I have got a lot of responses already. In fact, as we speak, I am building a project that I got from my ad. My six months fee has already paid off !” — Bernardo Lopez, Principal, Bernado Lopez Garden Design
“When Berkeleyside features one of our author readings, attendance goes through the roof.”– Ben Gaunt, Events Coordinator, Books Inc, Berkeley.
“Berkeleyside is by far the biggest traffic source to the Berkeley Dining Passport site.” – Dan Marengo, Communications Manager, Visit Berkeley.
“In a remarkably short amount of time, Berkeleyside has become indispensable.” — Michael Pollan, UC Berkeley Professor and bestselling author.
“Berkeleyside is a daily must-read for me. You’ve illuminated sides of my community that I never saw before.” – Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Wired.
“We are happy to support your publication. You guys are doing a fantastic job.” — Catherine Lazio, Principal, Trachtenberg Garden Architecture.
“I rely on Berkeleyside to give me up-to-the-minute news on this insane city we all love so much.” — Ayelet Waldman, bestselling author.
“I’m a huge fan of Berkeleyside.” — Carl Bass, CEO and President, Autodesk Inc.
“Berkeleyside really is a great model for local blogging. Beats the crap out of the local newspaper.” — Markos Moulitsas, Founder, Daily Kos.