‘Extra, extra’: Bay Area newspapers are suffering and need residents’ help

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: As more and more hedge funds are purchasing newspapers to make a quick buck, it’s on the community to help save local journalism

When faceless hedge funds take over local newspapers and impose drastic staffing cuts, employed reporters aren’t the only ones who suffer — the community does too. Without more active financial support for local publications, residents will be forced to see the quality of their news coverage decrease significantly.
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School of Journalism hires online media outlet founder

In an effort to keep up with business developments in the world of alternative media, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism has hired the founder of an online media outlet to explore new business models, the school announced Monday. David Cohn, the founder of the community-funded online news site
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