Cheshire Ohio wins the Free Press Award at The Columbus International Film and Video Festival!

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Here is their great mission statement. Thank you for choosing Cheshire for this award!

The Free Press is an independent news organization that delivers complete, accurate, and timely coverage of social and political news to the citizens of Greater Columbus, Ohio. We are driven by principle and policy, not partisanship.

Through our journalism, we provide relevant information to the public to support and strengthen our citizen-based democracy and to ensure the accountability and integrity of our public institutions. In the long-standing tradition of muckraking journalism, we uphold the axiom that the role of a free press is to “afflict the comfortable, and comfort the afflicted.”

In addition to our news coverage, we provide editorial perspectives based on the democratic principles of openness, inclusion, and transparency. We serve as a watchdog, rather than a lapdog for the power elite; as a guardian of the public interest; and as an advocate for peace and justice in a society where all people have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

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