Editor’s Note: Alamedan 2.0

Editor’s Note: Alamedan 2.0

Michele Ellson

For most of the last seven years I’ve covered Alameda’s news, most recently as the editor of The Alamedan. But this fall, I went back to school to pursue a new career. This means I need to significantly dial back my commitment to the site, which has to date been a full-time, volunteer gig.

I’ll continue to provide the news full time (with some holiday breaks) for the rest of 2014. After that, I’ll need your help to keep Alameda covered.

If you’re interested in helping us tell the story of Alameda – as a writer, visual or data journalist – e-mail me at michele@thealamedan.org. We’re looking for freelance writers who can help us cover City Hall and Alameda’s schools, nonprofits, the arts and the interesting people who make the Island unique.

We’re also looking for some new advisory board members who can help us plot the future of the site. If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of news on the Island, please drop me a line.

As always, I want to thank everyone who has read and contributed to our work at The Alamedan with your comments, story tips, suggestions and financial contributions. I think news is a critical public good like water or electricity, and it’s been a privilege to be able to provide it to you. I am hopeful The Alamedan will continue to be a valuable local news source for years to come.

If you’ve got questions or suggestions, feel free to send me an e-mail or leave a comment below. I look forward to hearing from you.


Submitted by frank on Tue, Nov 18, 2014

So sad to see you go but totally understand. True Journalism is severely lacking in this Town and your dedication will certainly be missed.

Submitted by Steve Gerstle on Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Democracy cannot exist without a free press -- or any press at all. Your reporting has been invaluable in advancing the community and keeping our political leaders and bureaucrats honest. Best wishes in your new career. I am sure that you will be a success.

Submitted by L. Ryan (not verified) on Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Thanks for all the good reporting. Good luck in your next venture and however this site continues, I'll keep checking in.