Mission Local believes that by covering a neighborhood fairly and thoroughly, we can build community and a sustainable model for quality journalism.
As part of that effort, we seek collaboration and experimentation that will serve the community we cover and journalism. In the Mission District that means being a bilingual site and using print, multimedia and video to deliver information that offers diverse residents a way to connect and stay informed.
The site launched in October 2008, opened an office in the Mission District in January and many of us are Mission residents.
Our aim is to become a self-sustaining model for public private partnerships that involve journalism schools, private foundations and community supporters.
Our staff includes reporters from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, San Francisco State, City College and the community. We also receive and welcome an array of other community contributors.
All contributor content is reviewed for accuracy and edited by a Mission Local editor before it is published.
Our readers keep us honest and we respond immediately to questions about accuracy. Once we see an error, we make the correction and note at the bottom of a story that it has been corrected.
Streetfightmag.com Mission Local: A Hyperlocal Does it Right, By Alex Salkever, September 9, 2011
The New York Times and the Bay Citizen, Hispanics Rank High on Digital Divide By Scott James, June 17, 2011.
Mission Loc@l Wins First Place for On Line News Writing in Region 11 and Mission Loc@l reporter JJ Barrow wins second place for on line feature writing for Region 11. 2010
Mission Loc@l is national finalist for On Line News Writing. 2010
San Francisco Magazine mentions Misson Loc@l, November 2010.
KQED on Mission Loc@l August 2, 2009.
Mission Loc@l Picks up a Webby Award Summer, 2009.
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