A year ago, WCPO launched a project to advocate for the community we report on.
Launching an editorial board was an unusual move for a TV and digital news enterprise. But we think we have a responsibility to do more than report the news. We also need to help our viewers and readers make sense of the news, make sense of their communities and sort out the volume of information that’s out there.
With a team of people composed of some of WCPO’s senior managers, as well as engaged members of the community, and using our reporting and independent research, we’ve taken committed stands on important issues over the past year. Our goal is not to stand on the left or right of any issue, but to figure out what is best for our region and to advocate for that. Looking back, these have been nine of our most well-read editorials.
Our editorials aren’t always about life and death issues, but we hope they are always about things people here care about. Like Pete Rose. When it looked like the hometown boy might get back in the good graces of Major League Baseball, we prodded the baseball commissioner to free Pete.