On Thursday night, the Oakland Tribune celebrated its move back to Oakland's downtown and the opening of the paper's new community media lab with a reception and open house.
In June, the Tribune moved from its Oakport Street office across from the Oakland Coliseum and returned to the heart of the city to be more connected to the community. The new first-floor offices are located at 1970 Broadway in the bustling Uptown area.
More than 50 people attended the open house, which included tours of the newsroom and the vault, where some of the paper's archives are kept, and the chance to network with Tribune reporters, editors and executives.
The event also provided an opportunity to show off the paper's new media lab, which has already hosted classes on how to use Facebook and Twitter, blog, access public records, as well as convened conversations around important issues facing the city.
The paper's community engagement campaign includes the Tribune's signature program, Oakland Voices, which trains residents to become storytellers and publishes their work in the paper and online.
For more information on how you can get involved in the media lab, contact Senior Editor for Community Engagement Martin G. Reynolds at email@example.com, 510-208-6433 or on Twitter @reynoldspost.