There are many communities, issues, events, and concerns that are not found in Alameda’s current news landscape. We want to cover all of Alameda — every age, ethnicity, culture, community organization, social concern, political issue, neighborhood, business, and resident — equally. Alameda’s diversity is one of our strengths, and we want to recognize all our local voices without judgment or bias. With the rise in citizen reporting, and the ease of content production facilitated by modern technology, we hope to encourage local residents to alert us to and contribute stories and content about important topics that the community might not otherwise learn about.
The Alameda Post was incorporated in January, 2022 with the idea to create a modern, reliable, and trustworthy local news source for all of Alameda. It became clear that now is the right time to launch a brand new news organization, dedicated to thorough coverage of all things Alameda, from the tip of Alameda Point across the island to Bay Farm Island, right to the edge of Oakland Airport.
Locally Operated, Locally Produced
We are right in the middle of the Bay Area and the East Bay, but our community is distinct from the surrounding cities, with our own history, concerns, and needs. Our neighbors deserve to be informed about the issues that affect them, and they deserve that information in a timely and useful manner. Our staff and contributors are all based in Alameda and part of our local community.
Our mission statement is
The Alameda Post serves the community by reporting current news and information, promoting community groups, diversity, and cultural awareness, and preserving Alameda’s history for future generations.
It’s a set of objectives we don’t take lightly. We love and understand Alameda with all its complexities and will share the insight and knowledge that our decades of experience can provide. With the rapid changes around the community, due to COVID-19 and development, and other concerns, there are many important issues to track and understand. By being a part of the community and aware of current events and issues, we are positioned to provide relevant, incisive and in-depth coverage of the stories that Alamedans care about most. We have established a physical office, although, due to pandemic restrictions, we will be operating virtually for the time being.
A Nonprofit News Organization
Alameda Post Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. That means first and foremost our focus is journalism and information for the public benefit. Our objective will never be making a profit for shareholders — in fact, legally, it cannot. You may view our transparency report from the Journalism Trust Initiative online.
As a nonprofit, we apply for grants and funding allocated to journalism and news coverage. We are now accepting donations and support from the public, with proceeds supporting business operations.
We function like any other news organization — our editorial staff remains independent and beholden to no interests. We ensure that all staff and contributors are fairly compensated for their work. We are committed to supporting the people who work with us.
Most news is consumed online in 2023. This is a fact that no other local news outlet has embraced. We have made the Alameda Post a modern, useful, digital-first news source. Our website is optimized for mobile devices, making it easy to stay informed while on the go.
We leverage the immediacy of digital publishing to ensure our readers get news in a timely fashion, rather than making them rely solely on a weekly roundup that is already out of date. The Alameda Post has fully embraced social media, using the strengths of networks like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and others to share compelling stories and to elicit reader feedback.
Community Support and Supporting Our Community
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of community organizations and nonprofits in Alameda, each focused on an important issue. As a nonprofit organization, we recognize how difficult it can be to raise awareness, not to mention support and funding. We are working with as many of our local groups as possible to share their efforts, goals, and messaging with our readers, by dedicating space to their content. Our goal is to expose our readers to the great work these groups do, and to encourage their participation to enrich our community. If you represent a community organization or local nonprofit and would like to provide content, please email [email protected].