The Rochester Beacon mission: To build a stronger Rochester by serving as a source of and forum for ideas and perspectives that are rooted in intellectual openness and drive informed public action.
We explore the complex challenges facing Rochester through informed opinion, analysis and commentary that is insightful and diverse.
We commit to the disciplined work of illuminating truth’s complexity with factual accuracy, thorough research, and inclusion, recognizing that journalistic objectivity is an unattainable ideal.
We highlight the community’s most pressing needs, participate in critical public discussions, and drive conversations about solutions.
We reveal the hidden, give voice to the voiceless, challenge the status quo and support community efforts to create a better future for all.
We foster open-minded discussion of important social, economic and political issues, providing a forum for diverse voices.
We pursue an enduring business model for responsible, high-quality journalism in the online era, emphasizing innovation and embracing experimentation.