Mission and Vision

“…information is an essential community need. It is as real a need as education, jobs, housing and a vibrant cultural life.”
— John S. and James L. Knight Foundation


Because an informed and educated citizenry is vital to a healthy democracy and a thriving city, Louisville Public Media provides broad access to news and cultural programming that is free from commercial and political influence.


To be the essential community resource for news and culture, filling the void in local journalism and cultural programming; to lead the way in the development of new technologies which keep the public aware, informed, and engaged; to be the primary convener of discussion about the key issues affecting our diverse community.