PO Box 542
Milton-Freewater, OR 97862
Journalism is best when pursued with purpose. It is easy to take stances against small problems but we want to tackle the Walla Walla Valley’s big problems. When we do that, reporters and editors should be clear about what they’re trying to achieve.
Rise Media’s staff adopted this list of shared values to help illuminate what we’re pursuing and give reporters the mandate to pursue them aggressively and irreverently.
We pressure leaders to solve widely accepted problems and local challenges. To evaluate what those are, we offer this template of our values and concerns.
As a grassroots project, we are obligated to pursue a mission, not deliver returns to investors, who might earn more if writers chased quarterback controversies or salacious criminal mysteries. Our mission and our values help us keep our focus on the issues and challenges that will define the Walla Walla Valley for decades.