The East Bay Express is the local alternative to mainstream media. They seek to promote truth, expose wrongdoing, and give voice to the voiceless. They are dedicated to local arts and culture. They aim for the highest standards in journalism and business practices. As an independent local business, they have been leaders helping improve the East Bay economy and environment. The Express provides a diverse work atmosphere where employees are respected and developed.
Founding in 1978, the Express has been recording the East Bay's history for decades. The terms "Gourmet Ghetto" and "yuppie" originated from the pages of its paper. In recent history, the Express has won more journalism awards than any other publication in the region. This year, it was awarded the prestigious George Polk Award for best local reporting in the nation.