What We Do

 

Matter is a digital news source for all of us who receive too much information and not enough context. We are investigative, community-informed, multimedia, nonprofit and local.

We investigate the most pressing issues in Columbus in the format that can best tell the story, including videos, articles, podcasts, games and more. Our multimedia content is tailored story by story to ensure comprehension, engagement, accessibility and empowerment for the Columbus community and beyond. We investigate one issue at a time, using a “deep dive” model (once we grow, we will cover a few issues at a time). This targeted approach allows our reporters and editor to dig deeper, to explain more of the nuance and context and to cultivate a more profound understanding of what they’re covering. We are also one of the only locally-owned, nonprofit news outlets in Columbus, meaning we are not funded by advertisers with a profit motive. Most importantly, our content is free and we aim to be as accessible as possible.

The current “matter” we are investigating is called “Crossing the Line” and focuses on policing and the movement to address it. We have temporarily paused our first matter “DevelopUS”, which relates to Columbus’ growth and development.

Our stories start with you. Have a pitch you’d like Matter to address? Email hello@matternews.org.

OUR MISSION IS…

to empower people to be informed community members through innovative, investigative journalism covering the most pressing issues affecting central Ohio.

OUR VISION IS…

to inspire equitable and sustainable community engagement in the greater central Ohio region. 

 

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