People often ask me what we do. Sure, we tell stories about Northeast Ohio. But how do we choose what to cover? What’s our mission?
Of course, I explain our immersive people profiles, thought-provoking reporting, engaging photography and sharp, reader-focused design.
But if they still don’t get it, I simply say: “Cleveland Magazine celebrates the Best of Cleveland.”
Every day, we set out to better understand all the things that make Cleveland unique, interesting and, well, Cleveland. You’ll find all that and more when you flip to this year’s Best of Cleveland editor’s and reader’s picks (and when you join us at the party on Oct. 12 at the Great Lakes Science Center).
But despite all the fun stuff you’ll find in Best of Cleveland, we don’t shy away from constructive conversations on ways the best location in the nation can get better. Our participatory budgeting story on page 22 is an example of that.
The late PBS NewsHour anchor and editor Jim Lehrer said that “journalism is about caring where the fire engines are going.” Respectfully, we believe journalism, at least the type we do, is also about celebrating the people who are brave enough to get on those trucks and examining better ways to get them home safely.
So what’s our mission? Whether it’s finding the best parks or restaurants, getting more knowledgeable and involved, or feeling inspired by the people in your community, our mission is to help you live your Best of Cleveland
every single day.
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