That motto and the accompanying E.W. Scripps lighthouse grace each edition of the Naples Daily News.
In 2012, we intend to turn up the beams coming from that lighthouse, so we can serve our readership in more relevant and significant ways.
On the first Sunday in April, the Daily News published a special section on the history of our area, from the early settlers to the present day. This unprecedented look at our past is the first step in fostering a community conversation about our future. We cannot truly know who we are as a community until we understand the past.
On Sunday, April 22, we published a second special section. While the first section is a detailed look at yesterday, this section was about today — who we are as a community.
The third special section was published Sunday, April 29. It focuses on the future by detailing where recent visioning exercises, some commissioned by local government, say we should be heading.
Those special sections will lead to citizen discussions in May and early June. By closely listening, we will better understand what issues our journalists should be monitoring in hopes of giving our readers the insight and knowledge needed to hold our elected leaders accountable.