OPINION: Chronicle Columnist is Again Smearing Oakland

By Elmano GonsalvesSan Francisco Chronicle columnist Chip JohnsonOAKLAND | OPINION | Chip Johnson, it seems that your on-going vendetta against Jean Quan and the city of Oakland continues unabated. The San Francisco-centric and slanted media goes after Oakland Mayor Jean Quan as if she were Kim Kardashian. Quan makes news when she gets a parking … Continue reading OPINION: Chronicle Columnist is Again Smearing Oakland

A Double Standard When it Comes to Crime Stories in Oakland

A Shipping crane near Jack London Square in OaklandOAKLAND | MEDIA | Crime is down dramatically in Oakland this year, and yet you'd never know it by reading the daily newspapers or watching TV news. Moreover, news reports often portray shootings and homicides as being citywide issues in Oakland, and not problems localized to certain sections of … Continue reading A Double Standard When it Comes to Crime Stories in Oakland

Oakland Local, East Bay Citizen To Collaborate, Share Reporting

Oakland Local and The East Bay Citizen, two online news and community media sites focusing on the East Bay, are going to be working together on original reporting and multimedia stories. Oakland Local, a nonprofit news and community media site, and East Bay Citizen, a “Politico-style" news destination, will syndicate and distribute one another’s work … Continue reading Oakland Local, East Bay Citizen To Collaborate, Share Reporting

The Media’s Effort To Turn Stark’s Plain-Spoken Bluntness Into A Negative

ELECTION'S 12//CONGRESS 15/ANALYSIS | Rep. Pete Stark sat firmly in his seat at Hayward’s City Hall last April as the audience began ambling out the room following the first forum with his young Democratic challenger, Eric Swalwell. Earlier in the hour-long discussion, the irascible Stark had called the well-coiffed, somewhat squat first-term councilman both a “pipsqueak” … Continue reading The Media’s Effort To Turn Stark’s Plain-Spoken Bluntness Into A Negative

Daily Review Shoots Back At Quirk’s Dig Over Lack Of Coverage

COUNCILMAN: DON’T WAIT FOR THE DAILY REVIEW TO INFORM YOUBy Steven Tavares Quirk is a likely candidate for assembly in 2012As reported last week in The Citizen, Hayward Councilman Bill Quirk took a sharp jab at the lack of local coverage in The Daily Review. It took a week, but the Hayward beat reporter for the … Continue reading Daily Review Shoots Back At Quirk’s Dig Over Lack Of Coverage

Putting Out The Fire With Gasoline

Sarah Palin and rightwing pundits like Glenn Beck have faced renewed scrutiny after the shootings in Arizona.LEFTY MEDIA, POLITICIANS CONTINUE THE DOUBLE STANDARDBy Nicholas E. TerrySoon after the unfortunate attacks in Tucson this weekend, the founder of The Daily Kos posted on twitter, “mission accomplished, Sarah Palin.” While this is not a surprise to anyone … Continue reading Putting Out The Fire With Gasoline

MediaNews Hastening Fall from Newspaper to Fish Wrap

OWNER OF BAY AREA NEWS GROUP TAKES STAND AGAINST THOSE HELPING THEIR BUSINESSDean Singleton dictates what most of the East Bay reads everyday. At least, those few who still subscribe to the rapidly shrinking Daily Review, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and once-mighty San Jose Mercury News. Singleton is the most reviled newspaperman in the Bay Area. Just … Continue reading MediaNews Hastening Fall from Newspaper to Fish Wrap

Bay Area Newspaper Apocalypse is Upon Us

THOSE 'TOO BIG TO SUCCEED' WILL NOT BE MISSEDThe Daily Review, the newspaper once published by Floyd Sparks to do battle with the titans of East Bay journalism, is dead.The cause of death was not only a poor economy, but a shocking decline in relevance in the East Bay as well as an inability to … Continue reading Bay Area Newspaper Apocalypse is Upon Us

The Power of the Well-Written Press Release…

....OR THE TRAGEDY OF A BARREN MEDIA LANDSCAPEWhen the Alameda County Medical Center sent a press release late Wednesday afternoon, it attained the status of gospel most students of public relations dream about. Its talking points dominated the few articles written about San Leandro Hopsital last week.The release was well-written, stringing together, in modest tones, … Continue reading The Power of the Well-Written Press Release…

San Leandro’s Donaire Fights for the Title

The Citizen opens its local weekend sports coverage with coverage of the San Leandro's Nonito Donaire as he fights Rafael Concepcion for the WBA Interim World Super Flyweight Title in Las Vegas.As with other local stories the local mainstream media misses; hospital closures, the inner-workings of our elected representatives, and news before it happens, the … Continue reading San Leandro’s Donaire Fights for the Title

Only one daily news outlet covering San Leandro

REVIEW'S BEAT WRITER RETIRES; NO REPLACEMENT NAMEDStarting today, only one local news outlet is covering the city of San Leandro on a daily basis. The Daily Review's long time scribe Karen Holzmeister ended 36 years of journalism last Friday and according to its editor Kim Santos the paper will divvy up the city among its … Continue reading Only one daily news outlet covering San Leandro