Do You Want to See More Local Coverage on Streetsblog CAL? Of Course You Do…
As you’ve likely noticed, Streetsblog California has been on a fundraising campaign these last two weeks. For those of you that have donated, thank you. We appreciate your support. If you haven’t yet, you can make a donation online here or get information on how to send us a check or make a bitcoin donation here.
While we are all proud of the work that Melanie, and occasionally Damien, do for Streetsblog California; what we’re really hoping to do is expand our local coverage. While Melanie has included some East Bay coverage on both Streetsblog California and Streetsblog SF over the years, there are a lot of other places in the state that we’d like to cover as well.
A look at some of the highlights from our local websites in California–both the two Streetsblogs, LongBeachize, and Santa Monica Next–demonstrate that we’re good at local coverage. Really good at it. And the ability to bring more local coverage to Streetsblog California will greatly increase our scope and our influence.
In the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen our local coverage honored in a couple of ways.
- This week SFist picked up on a story that first appeared on StreetsblogSF and extensively quoted Roger Rudick, our editor in the Bay Area.
- Last week at the Southern California Press Awards, Streetsblog Los Angeles was named the “Best Blog” and communities editor Sahra Sulaiman was honored for “best article on traffic and the city” and finished second for “best news photo” and “best online commentary.” In addition, Brian Addison and Kate Rispoli took home third place in the “traffic and the city” category for LongBeachize.
- The week before that, Santa Monica Next was honored by the American Planning Association, Los Angeles Chapter, for excellence in communication.
We want to do more high-quality local coverage on Streetsblog California, but to do so we need your help. Please consider making a donation today, to help us expand our coverage to truly be a Streetsblog for every community in California.