Phil Bronstein reports that while spending a few days on the UC-Berkeley campus he learned about some micro-news sites that students and faculty have created. The sites are mainly focused on small areas in the East Bay, giving readers the kind of local news not found in newspapers. He notes that they were able to get the sites up and running in six weeks, thanks in part to a $500,000 Ford Foundation grant.

Here are the sites:

North Oakland

El Cerrito

Emeryville

Albany

West Oakland/West Berkeley

East Bay Corridor

San Francisco’s Mission District

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