Welcome to the South Bend Voice! This website is dedicated to providing quality journalism, insights and informed opinion from independent voices throughout Northern Indiana and beyond. The goal of the South Bend Voice is to inform readers, engage the community, generate healthy debate, and pose tough questions of political, cultural, and business leaders.
Journalism is more than just reporting facts. It is about driving the conversation and putting events into context. Context requires a subjectivity that most mainstream media outlets claim to avoid but they ultimately engage in it on a daily basis. Deciding what story to run, who to interview and how to frame it is all subjective, even if the underlying facts are objectively laid out.
South Bend Voice does not try to hide from our personal experiences in the guise of faux objectivity. We come from the school of muckraking journalism that is essential to a living democracy. We are unafraid, ready to rattle the cages in order to get at the heart of an issue. We are advocates for equality, fairness, and collective responsibility, the cornerstone of American civic-minded social justice.
In the days and weeks to come, South Bend Voice will bloom as an alternative source of news, investigative reporting, features, and culture for the entire Michiana region. Expect to see daily updates throughout the work week. We also hope to have one or two magazine-style pieces per week. In the meantime, be sure to like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/southbendvoice), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/southbendvoice), and Google Plus (http://plus.google.com/118068332616360497083).