A legacy of toxic pollution lingers in San Francisco's Hunters Point Shipyard, which was once a booming hub for wartime construction efforts, but now is largely shuttered and represents a constant threat to the health of marginalized communities that live nearby. The U.S. Navy and diverse community groups are at odds over the best way to address the problem.
If you are a journalist, a student or an educator, the news industry's business-model problem looms over your work and aspirations. It's a challenge and an opportunity, but wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to deal with it at all? In this crowd-sourced era, journalists may not need a business model so much as a platform to build community around. Similar to, for example, musical ensembles. Be like a band
Please consider Newsdesk available to you for free as an open, shared platform for your own work, and as a vehicle for your community-building efforts. Continue Reading
Two years after Newsdesk.org first examined high levels of air pollution in West Oakland, progress towards helping this community breathe easier is moving slowly. Thorny projects, including cleanups at the port and a local Superfund site, are hard to k... Continue Reading
Soil polluted with lead has long plagued the South Prescott neighborhood of West Oakland. But cleanup is finally getting underway.This Saturday, June 25, the community is invited to learn more about the new green technology this project will use to cle... Continue Reading