Mission Local

In the fall of 2008, Berkeley J-school students and faculty created a number of hyperlocal sites including Mission Local.  The idea was to cover local, city, state and national issues from the vantage point of one community, to train graduate students across platforms, to experiment with how the news is covered and to engage the communities. Since launching in October 2008, Mission Local has become a news lab for the Mission District, San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood and a mixture of immigrants, techies, artists and everyone else.  The local project has meant creating Mission Tour, a local history app for the iPhone, a Zine, My Mission, and Mission Possible, a series of maps.  Yes, we’re a UC Berkeley project, but our doors are open to all and we’ve had everyone from middle school student to app developers come through and add to the mix. Interested? Come and visit us at 400 Treat Avenue or e-mail us at missionlocal@gmail.com