Mission Statement

Our Mission

The mission of the Heights Observer is to serve as a self-sustaining media outlet that strengthens the communities of Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

Our goals:

  • To be a community advocate

  • To be a catalyst for public discourse

  • To keep residents informed

  • To promote citizen involvement

  • To reflect diversity and improve the overall quality of life for residents

  • To be a resource for the local, independent businesses that are central to the community's unique and vibrant character. 

For a good overview of citizen media, read Citizen Media: Fad or Future of the News? (pdf), published by J-Lab.

The success of the Heights Observer and its committment to the goals list above relies on donations, and yours can make a difference. Please consider making a donation to FutureHeights, publisher of the Heights Observer, through Network for Good.