East Bay Express Announces the Appointment of Nick Miller as Editor

march 31, 2016  05:00 pm
East Bay Express Announces the Appointment of Nick Miller as Editor
The East Bay Express announced today that Nick Miller will be joining the publication as Editor.

Miller hails from Sacramento, where he has served as the co-editor of the Sacramento News & Review since 2012. Overall, Miller has worked at SN&R for twelve years, serving stints as arts editor, news editor, and managing editor.

“We are thrilled that Nick will be leading our talented editorial team,” said Jody Colley, publisher of the Express. “As an editor, his well-rounded experience will be a valuable addition to our staff of local experts. But most importantly, he’s committed to the same community-oriented values that we hold dear as a publication. I’m confident his editorial vision will resonate with our readers.”

Miller’s recent work as an editor and writer has focused on Sacramento city hall and the mayor's office, economic inequality, social movements such as Occupy and Black Lives Matter, and homelessness. He has received over one dozen California Newspaper Publisher Association awards, including first-place for writing, investigative reporting, breaking-news coverage, and local-news reporting.

“I’m eager to join the East Bay community, and I’ve always admired the East Bay Express for publishing smart papers that inspire, stir outrage, and spark laughs,” said Miller. “I’m also excited to kickstart conversations with Express readers, so feel free to drop me a line at Nick.Miller@EastBayExpress.com, or hit me up on Twitter at @NickMiller510.”

“Given recent changes in the newspaper scene in Oakland and the East Bay, the Express has never been more important,” said Express President Jay Youngdahl. “Every community needs a publication that speaks honest truth to power and strives to give citizens the tools they need to hold the powers that be accountable. That is our role at the Express. We had a number of talented applicants for this position and Nick gives us the kind of versatile leadership that is needed to unleash the creative, watchdog journalism that we are known for at the Express.”

Sarah Burke, who formerly served as the Express’ Arts & Culture Editor, was recently appointed to the position of Managing Editor. She will be working closely with Miller to continue providing the East Bay with balanced coverage of both culture and news.

Miller will start at the Express on April 25. In the interim, Burke is serving as editor alongside staff reporter Darwin BondGraham.

About the East Bay Express

The East Bay Express was founded in 1978 and has been an independent newspaper since 2007. As the East Bay's alt-weekly, it is the local alternative to mainstream media. It seeks to promote truth, expose wrongdoing, and give voice to the voiceless while providing dedicated coverage to local arts and culture. The free print edition can be found each week in stands around the East Bay, and inside hundreds of local businesses. Our paper can be read online at EastBayExpress.com. Follow the Express at @EastBayExpress on Twitter.