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Community journalism

Community journalism covers towns, small cities and neighborhoods instead of national or state news. As small newspapers close, digital news sites are replacing them. Small local newspapers print papers and have websites as well, like the San Mateo Daily Journal and the Palo Alto Daily Post. Other local news outlets only have websites.

The BayView

The San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper, founded in 1976, is a communications network for the Black community worldwide, with its website,, the most visited Black newspaper on the web, second only to the Final Call, and one of a kind print edition that’s distributed throughout the Bay Area and mailed to subscribers, including thousands of prisoners all over the country.

Local newspapers with websites

The Daily Journal prints and publishes the staples of community newspapers, local news, opinion, sports, arts and entertainment, obituaries and advertising. Read The Journal online or pick up a print copy. The newspaper is distributed throughout San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County.


The Daily Post publishes six days a week and covers Palo Alto, Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, Stanford and Woodside. Only some of the stories The Post prints are on the website. Print copies are available with the rest of the news at over 1,000 1,000 locations in the cities listed above.

El Tecolote

El Tecolote's Editorial Independence Statement is below.

"El Tecolote has full authority over our original editorial content to protect the integrity of our mission driven journalistic interests. As El Tecolote continues to grow beyond its 50th anniversary, we reaffirm our commitment to represent and uplift the diversity among our audience within our storytelling and our newsroom. We are proud to serve as a training ground for aspiring journalists, photographers, illustrators and translators in a dedicated effort to support the diversification of the greater media landscape."

Hyperlocal journalism: "I dreamt of working at ESPN."

India Currents

Text reads India Currents: Your Stories. Your Community

"India Currents is an award-winning, nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-platform ethnic media organization focused on the Indian American community. They have documented the life of Indian Americans in Silicon Valley for over 35 years Our mission is to tell critical, relevant, and investigative stories for and about the diaspora in the San Francisco Bay Area and serve as an incubator for a new generation of storytellers. As conveners of the community, we play a distinctive role in connecting Indian Americans to each other, transcending cultural silos, and promoting civic engagement to support broader social justice issues."