Editorial Mission Statement

The company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to help young writers reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with professional journalists.
(Adopted from the Mission Statement of the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of America.)

Effective Date: This Mission Statement is effective and was last updated on September 4, 2015.


The purpose of the site is to engage and inform readers about the important issues of the day, while serving the information needs of the community. Unique among business enterprises, the news media relies on a provision of the Bill of Rights that protects the Freedom of Speech. Therefore our core value is a belief in upholding the First Amendment. We feel a special obligation to defend civil liberties and human rights.

The site will be a place where neighbors can thoughtfully discuss the important issues of the day. Here, we’ll search beyond appearances for deeper understanding. We’ll challenge conventional wisdom and expose corruption, prejudice and nonsense. We’ll report with continuity and depth while instantaneously updating as news develops.

Effective Date: This Mission Statement is effective and was last updated on March 18, 2010.