As public media, our community relies on us to gather, investigate, focus on and prioritize the significant issues affecting our region — free from any external influencing forces, whether commercial, political or financial.
We will delve deeply into critical issues, always striving to place these issues into an historic and factual context, and sharing insight from across our diverse community.
Our work will counter ignorance with information, and prejudice with understanding. We will keep watch on powerful interests, challenge conventional wisdom and expose nonsense.We will create a unique and trusted space where the people of our region connect with each other, learn about each other, and come to understand each other, our nation and our world.
A focus on how education and lifelong learning can be transformative for the St. Louis region.
A focus on economic development, sustainable growth, jobs, urban planning and environmental issues.
A focus on the people, neighborhoods, culture and diversity of experience within our community.
A focus on policy and decision making, and the mechanisms of elections, with an emphasis on information that helps people weigh options and take action.
We will help the people of our region understand this moment in our history, appreciate its culture, recognize its strengths, meet its challenges and embrace its opportunities.
We will promote conversation and engagement that give rise to thoughtful and informed actions and solutions. We will promote democracy by providing open access to information our audiences need to understand the events and ideas that shape our world.
We believe the St. Louis region benefits from a vigorous, forward-looking and public news organization. As public media, service to our community is the sole focus of our work. We believe unbiased, influence-free reporting is foundational to a strong and thriving region.