Oakland North

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 […]

Occupy Coverage

The Occupy Movement defined 2011. In major cities throughout the US, following the wave of revolts in the Middle East and Northern Africa, Americans distraught about the Great Recession, growing economic inequality across the board and the lack of any real action by the federal government to alleviate these issues, particularly holding Wall Street accountable […]

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 […]

Carbon Neutral Cafe Coming to Oakland

Originally published on Oakland North For Dimitri Thompson, it’s all or nothing. Whether its the rectangular chillers to keep the milk cold and sanitary, the energy-efficient espresso machine that draws little power or the reused materials that make up most of his furniture, Thompson left no detail unattended while crafting the blueprints for his Noble […]

Occupied Oakland Tribune faces lawsuit threat over trademark issues

Originally published on Oakland North. The idea came to Scott Johnson while he was having dinner with his wife shortly after the first police raid on Occupy Oakland on October 25. Inspired by the “Occupied Wall Street Journal” spinoff at the original Occupy Wall Street protest—a newspaper and website counter-narrative to mainstream media coverage—within 48 […]