The Oakland Voices correspondents covered local elections last week, writing about the successful campaigns for expanded protections for renters, a soda tax, a civilian police commission and the not- as- successful, but strongly community-based, campaigns to unseat city council incumbents. We’ve posted their stories. We also asked them to write about their experiences covering the election; the disturbing results of the presidential election was very much a part of their experiences. They have written powerfully and passionately about their reactions. We will be posting those articles over the next few days.
About Brenda Payton
Brenda Payton has been a journalist for 40 years. She was a columnist at the Oakland Tribune for 26 years. She contributed to KQED radio’s Perspective series for 20 years. She was a co -producer of “Your Loan Is Denied,” a documentary about lending discrimination that aired on PBS’ Frontline. She was a reporter at the San Francisco Examiner, the Boston Phoenix and the New Bedford Standard Times. She was a lecturer at San Francisco State University, teaching newswriting, reporting and feature writing.