• Labor: Oakland Local

    @agahran and I sat at the dining room/home office table last night, uploading content into Oakland Local. There is nothing like trying to use software as a means to debug it. We found problems with various aspects of the CMS as we started to add stories and photos; each one got posted to our Basecamp… Continue Reading

  • Volunteer Opportunity: One Web Day, Sept 22

    Kami Griffiths sends this along: “Do you use the Internet in your everyday life? Do you want to show other people useful Internet sites, help them get online and give them technical advice? You can help increase Internet use and access during OneWebDay on September 22! Join CTN Bay Area, Access Now, the City of… Continue Reading

  • Are you an Oakland blogger? List yourself here

    Are you an[ Oakland blogger](http://oaklandlocal.com)? Oakland Local is compiling a list to share of folks who blog from Oakland, CA. We have 150+ bloggers we’ve discovered, but would like to give everyone who’s here a chance to be discovered by new readers. Fill out the [Google doc](http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dExVYXlsSHpRN095NF9xN1FOdFNaNkE6MA..) on the web or here, results go live… Continue Reading

  • Teaching twitter to California Watch team; away they go

    The past two weeks have been social media school at California Watch, the new investigative reporting./data visualization projects from Center for Investigative Reporting, where I work as their web strategist. The reporting teams runs the gamut, skills wise–from ace reporters who avoid social media, to social media experts with Twitter followings the size of a… Continue Reading

  • Presenters wanted to pitch! ONA 6 in 60

    Normal.dotm 0 0 1 112 640 susanmernit.com 5 1 785 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”;}  Going to ONA? Do you have a great… Continue Reading