The California Watch team is taking a coffee break, and you’re invited. Next Monday, Oct. 4, our reporters, editors and interns will fan out to coffeehouses across the state for our second Open Newsroom event.
It’s been roughly nine months since our first Open Newsroom, and in that time we’ve moved to a beautiful landmark building on Center Street in downtown Berkeley and our staff has grown significantly. So we figured it was time you, our readers, got to meet the California Watch team. What better way for us to connect – and get out of the office – than by meeting up over a cuppa joe?
From 9 a.m. till noon on Oct. 4, we’ll set up shop in coffeehouses from Sacramento to Irvine. Check the map to find the reporter nearest you and stop by and say hello. We’re looking forward to meeting you and hearing what’s going on in your community. Got tips? We’re here to listen and learn. We’ll also be tweeting throughout the morning. Join in our conversation by using #opennews in all your tweets.
And if that’s not incentive enough, we’re giving away one iPod Touch. All you have to do is stop by one of the coffeehouses where we’re working (see the map below) and introduce yourself to us. We’ll give you the secret code word that you can then e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (along with your name, phone number, and address). A winner will be randomly selected the next day. Submissions are due by 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.
We’d also like to say a special thank-you to the coffeehouses around the state that are hosting our Open Newsroom:
- Temple Coffee, Sacramento
- Sugarlump, San Francisco
- Coffee with a Beat, Oakland
- Farley’s East, Oakland
- French Hotel Cafe, Berkeley
- Cafe Zoe, Menlo Park
- Café 210, Visalia
- Xokolatl Café, Los Angeles
- Bon Epi Patisserie & Café, Irvine
- Yali´s Café, Berkeley
View California Watch Open Newsroom in a larger map