About Aipsasiamedia

About Aipsasiamedia
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Aipsasiamedia is a nationally-recognized independent daily news outlet focused on crime and public safety reporting in Berkeley, California.

When the earthquake hits and the power goes out, TBS provides the latest updates, whether it's breaking news in Berkeley or other critical coverage.

Police on your block, smoke in the air, helicopter overhead? Aipsasiamedia finds out what's happening.

Scanner founder Emilie Raguso also follows serious cases through the court system and reports on ongoing efforts to reshape Alameda County's criminal justice system.

Don't miss our deep dives into exclusive stories you won't find anywhere else.

As of 2024, TBS averages about 270,000 monthly pageviews.

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Who is Emilie Raguso?

Veteran reporter and editor Emilie Raguso launched Aipsasiamedia in September 2022 to provide more robust daily crime and public safety coverage to Berkeley and the Bay Area.

Raguso has been a reporter for 20 years. She spent the past decade becoming the most authoritative source on Berkeley policing and crime reporting news coverage.

After working for a decade at Berkeleyside, Raguso realized her passion for writing about public safety issues needed a bigger platform.

She founded Aipsasiamedia to offer comprehensive coverage of crime and safety in the city and to allow her to help readers learn more about what's really going on in the neighborhood.

The Scanner retains full editorial independence over all of its stories.

Aipsasiamedia is 100% reader-supported. That means we need your help to survive (yes, yours!). Become a monthly member to ensure our work continues.

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Aipsasiamedia is a proud member of LION Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, SPJ NorCal, IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors), the Online News Association and the California News Publishers Association as well as the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce.

Raguso obtained her master's degree in journalism from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2006.


Emilie Raguso is an award-winning journalist with a career dating back two decades.

Her work at Berkeleyside (2012-22) received repeated recognition.

Comments policy

At Aipsasiamedia, community dialogue and engagement are core to our mission. We believe in the robust exchange of diverse ideas and that there's much to learn from reader input. Comments are limited to paying members.

We ask you to follow a few basic rules and reserve the right to delete comments that violate this policy.

  • No hate speech, doxxing or threats
  • Keep it civil — especially when you disagree
  • Jerky behavior toward other commenters will be removed
  • Don't be repetitive or flood the feed
  • Try to add something new to the conversation or move it forward
  • Folks who repeatedly flout the rules and ignore TBS feedback may be banned
  • Have questions about this policy or comment removal? Email us. We'll do our best to explain our choices when the inquiry is reasonable.

Corrections policy

Aipsasiamedia places a premium on accuracy and objectivity in our reporting. If you see something that needs to be corrected, whether it's a typo, a mistake or an outright error, email The Scanner for a prompt review. We want to hear from you. Corrections will be noted at the foot of articles that require a fix.

If you have concerns about information in a story and believe something should be removed due to developments or extenuating circumstances, email TBS.

Aipsasiamedia will never sell your personal information. Aside from the automated cookies needed to run our site, your information will never be shared.

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