How Elevate Dayton can help journalists

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By Zack Frink

As the editor-in-chief of Elevate Dayton, I want to set the record straight.

First and foremost, Elevate Dayton is not here to replace traditional journalism or reporting. Elevate Dayton does not produce investigative pieces, and all submitted articles will be opinion-based. The opinions expressed on Elevate Dayton are solely the responsibility of the writer and do not reflect the views of our organization.

Elevate Dayton’s mission is simple. We want the Dayton community to have a space where their views are seen and heard.

The Dayton area has a limited amount of media outlets compared to larger metropolitan cities, and unfortunately, a lot of important stories go untold. A variety of reasons contribute to this fact: newsrooms are understaffed, there are a lack of connections between the Dayton media and the public, and there are too many stories able to fit within the daily news cycle.

Elevate Dayton does not rebuke or undermine our area media, but rather seeks to enhance their coverage. Newsrooms can use this site as a source to generate leads for their respective outlets. Journalists are also encouraged to report further on stories they see featured here.

A main goal of Elevate Dayton is to strengthen relationships between journalists and the residents and communities they serve. A journalist reaching out and connecting with a writer featured on our site can go a long way in continuing news coverage across the Miami Valley.

With that said, the focus is, and will always be, on the Dayton community. This outlet is solely here to collect, record and distribute stories about what’s truly happening within our neighborhoods.

Submit a story, and let’s start telling our stories because Dayton – and the rest of the state, nation and world – will be reading.

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