Empowering the informed
Journalists shed light on vital issues that may otherwise be left in the dark. They expose problems and give citizens the tools they need to make informed decisions about issues that impact everyday life in their community.
Fostering a sense of community
Journalists understand what is important to their audience and reflect the voices and concerns of local people though their stories. They help build connection and empathy in communities by bringing people together.
Preserving the right of a free press
When leaders threaten journalists, they threaten everyone’s First Amendment rights. Journalists are often the first-responders on the public’s right to know. They act as trusted watchdogs of government transparency.
Producing original, quality news
We live in a time when anyone can get online and make their thoughts and opinions accessible to others. Journalists are committed to accuracy and generate news based on the issues and needs specific to their communities.
Recording daily snapshots in history
Journalist have been creating archives of our society for hundreds of years. They give context to generations before. Reporting the good, bad, interesting and unusual, journalists provide daily documentation to shape our future.