CIVIC THURSDAY SPEAKER - Tasneem Raja - Editor In Chief of The Oaklandside - Local Journalism and the State of the Media
When was the last time you read a local newspaper? A newspaper of any sort? A foundation of American life since before the founding of our Republic, the free and robust press today faces unprecedented challenges: corporate consolidations; competition from social media; rising production costs and diminishing revenues. Our speaker on May 5 will be Tasneem Raja, a graduate of the U.C. Berkeley School of Journalism and the Editor-in-Chief of The Oaklandside, the innovative non-profit digital news site that covers the Oakland and the East Bay. She will share her insights into the state of the free press, and the niche that The Oaklandside and similar news sites may fill in its future.