About Rise Media

Walla Walla, Washington (Rise Media photo)
A photo of downtown Walla Walla, Washington.

In 2017, Rise Media became the first digital media organization to serve rural southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon (also known as the Walla Walla Valley). We started with two main premises: to create a new generation of media, and; to harness the power of the Internet to strengthen & empower our community to achieve it’s best.

Rise Media is the next generation of media.  By harnessing the power of the Internet to deliver responsible and ethical news directly to the people, we avoid many of the barriers faced by traditional media outlets.  As a community-funded project, we are able to provide original local content that you won’t find in the newspaper or on the evening newscast.  You also won’t be forced into a subscription or tricked into giving us money.  Our content is always free to you, thanks those who support our work.

Walla Walla Farmer's Market (Rise Media photo)
Walla Walla Farmer’s Market

We proudly operate a network of digital properties.  Walla Walla Valley TV is a web-based television channel featuring local, original content on issues from news & politics to lifestyle and culture.  OutLoud News provides comprehensive news & lifestyle coverage for LGBTQ people in the Valley.  We also operate a number of social media properties including Walla Walla Local, Milton-Freewater Local, Forward, Munchie, FourTwenty and OutLoud.  In addition to our broadcast & social media content, we also provide limited traditional written editorial content relative to recent broadcasts.

We’re proud of our Code of Ethics that govern how we identify, research and report on the news. Our Values form the basis for what we believe and why we do what we do.

Rise Media is different than any media outlet you’ve ever seen in the Walla Walla Valley. That’s by design. #ThinkForward

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Special thanks to the CM Bell Company for allowing us to use the video “Walla Walla, Washington | A Place Like This” which we featured on this page.