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Giving Thanks to Alameda

It’s Thanksgiving today, and we have a lot to be thankful for here at the Alameda Post.

First and foremost, we want to thank you, the person who is reading this right now. You are the reason this organization came into being a little less than two years ago. Alameda deserves a reliable, local, daily news source that covers the stories and issues that matter to 94501 and 94502. We are thankful that we can provide that service for you and other Alamedans and keep you and our neighbors and friends informed.

We are also very thankful for the entire community of Alameda. You all have been so supportive of our efforts, whether by giving a donation or becoming a member, sharing and reposting our content, attending our tours and other events, advertising on our site, or contributing your time and effort to produce content for us and our neighbors.

It was such a treat for our staff to participate in this year’s July 4th parade and hear friends as well as total strangers calling out to us that they are loyal readers or subscribers. It was just as gratifying to have conversations with others at street fairs and celebrations where we had a table set up. We have felt so welcomed and encouraged, even though this enterprise is still so new. We are also grateful to the Alameda Chamber for naming us Best Community Partner for 2023—it’s an honor we take very seriously.

With all our gratitude, we have increased our commitment to our mission as Alameda’s news and information source. And, with the announcement from the Alameda Sun that they will cease all operations in the coming weeks, our mission is even more urgent. For us to succeed, we need even more support from our community members and our local businesses to ensure we can continue to be around for many years to come.

We are saddened by the loss of our venerable weekly paper; Alameda needs more voices and choices for news. We will now be the only newsroom providing reliable, accurate, and daily coverage for topics and issues about Alameda that would otherwise not be reported. We have many plans for growth and expansion, which are only limited by our available resources. Producing local news costs money and time, and we need your help with both.

If you have not yet become a member or donated—which includes approximately 95% of you reading this—I hope you will show your support for Alameda’s nonprofit, community-sourced news and prevent our community from becoming a news desert. Make a donation or become a member today, and NewsMatch will match the amount. If you have some extra time and skills you want to share with us, reach out about becoming a volunteer!

Again, thank you, Alameda, for your support in all its many forms. We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing community. We are just about to celebrate our second anniversary on December 15, and we look forward to providing our services to support and inform you as we grow over the coming years.

A holiday note: We will not be publishing a newsletter or podcast tomorrow, Friday, November 24, in order to allow our staff to enjoy time with their families, friends, and loved ones to celebrate the holiday. The newsletter and podcast will be back on Friday, December 1.

Adam Gillitt is the Publisher of the Alameda Post. Reach him at [email protected]. His writing is collected at

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