Freelance Projects

Since 2009, I’ve freelanced as a writer, photographer and data visualization designer. My work has appeared in publications in Humboldt County, the Bay Area and on websites across the Internet. In 2014, I started developing WordPress websites on the side, along with themes and plugins, some of which can be found in the Web Development […]

Gimme Props Gets Press!

Gimme Props was late to the game in terms of ballot measure coverage (published the Friday before Election Day), but we got some cool press nonetheless. All of the UC Berkeley J-School hyperlocals published articles about the project. Berkeleyside, a Berkeley-based online news site, published a post and, most epic of all, the local CBS […]

UC Berkeley hunger strike enters eighth day

Originally published on Berkeleyside. Zolia Lara-Cea considers UC Berkeley home, and the staff and faculty in the Ethnic Studies department family. On Tuesday, Lara-Cea, a third-year Ethnic Studies student, switched between studying material for an upcoming final and talking with joy about her long history with UC Berkeley outside of California Hall yesterday. Seven days […]

What a refugee from Humboldt thinks about Berkeley

John Osborn moved from northern California to Berkeley in the late winter of 2010 and has been surprised by what he’s found: the wonders of BART, the diversity of people, the good food. John has been reporting on the issues of Humboldt County for years and will now be reporting on Berkeley for Berkeleyside. He will also be writing about his impressions of our city. Here is his first column: