Our Mission

Mission statement
The nonprofit Raleigh Public Record reports and documents the news of Raleigh, North Carolina. Through its website the Record fairly and responsibly covers the issues affecting all Raleigh communities, using traditional pen-and-pad reporting as well as audio and visual storytelling. While reporting stories traditional media no longer cover, the Record also tests new ways to convey news and helps train a new generation of journalists.

Why We Do What We Do
We almost always have the only reporter in Planning Commission and council committee meetings where elected leaders have important discussions and make decisions that have an impact on everyone in Raleigh. That’s the first part of our mission: bring a little sunshine to local government. The second part of what we hope to achieve with our reporting is to go deeper, really dig into the issues facing communities across Raleigh. We are not about getting a story out right away. We focus on getting our stories right, adding context and really trying to add to the conversation in Raleigh. Sometimes that takes a couple extra hours or days, but our goal is to give Raleigh the hometown paper that it deserves.


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