The Daily Californian - COVID-19 Local News Fund

Give to support The Daily Californian as we cover the coronavirus crisis in our communities.

$50 by 1 person

COVID-19 Local News Fund (via Local Media Foundation)

Local news needs your support

As an independent student newspaper and the paper of record for the city of Berkley, the Daily Cal has been communicating important updates during this pandemic to both students and local community members even though we have no access to our facilities due to the closure of the UC Berkeley campus. Our student journalists have constantly provided updates while also juggling the impacts of COVID-19 in their own lives.

Berkeley community members and UC Berkeley students rely on The Daily Californian for valuable information. In addition to offering breaking information to community members, we also report on issues relevant for students. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Daily Cal has continually updated on testing policies, online education and in-person class statuses, along with our vehement advocacy for partial refunds. All of that is on top of our coverage of state policies, protective equipment shortages and local businesses. We cover the communities that we are nestled in, but student newsrooms have the added burden of covering the universities just as thoroughly.

The funds from this campaign will go toward maintaining a local news organization that continues to clearly communicate important information during times like these. It will support the continuation of training to our student journalists, who will soon be providing you news at a national scale.

Despite being scattered across the state and country right now, Daily Cal journalists are still committed to reporting and are updating our website consistently. Your support is essential to maintaining this important coverage.

The Daily Californian - COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. LMF is raising funds for educational activities; specifically, to educate the public on COVID-19 issues. LMF is providing funds to this news organization and many others to support this important educational project. All money raised by this effort will go directly to support COVID-19 reporting, to make sure the public has essential facts on this important topic.


Crystal Chang Cohen made a donation

22 hours ago


Thank you for your excellent coverage of lecture bargaining in the vital role lecturers playing undergraduate education at CAL. We appreciate everything you do for this university and it’s student community!

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