Okay, here’s what everyone else was reading that you don’t want to have to say you missed this past month:

Hey, one more thing you want to know—

As a news non-profit, we rely on grants, sponsorships, advertising & marketing to cover our costs, which including paying editors, writers, marketers, and interns. Many people work for Oakland Local for way below their market rate, because they believe in what we’re all doing–but they still need to pay their bills, just like you.

That means that we need your help to keep going, just like any local small business. If you value Oakland Local, consider giving us $10 a month, like the wonderful Marion Baldwin does; or making a tax-deductible one-time donation. (HINT: DONATE HERE)

Or, contract with us for high-quality advertising and marketing services for your event, business, or program–we will work had to do a good job and get you GREAT results.

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About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local (oaklandlocal.com) a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including Salon.com, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

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