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 Innovation at ideastream is driven by the priorities and needs of Northeast Ohio communities. As preferences change and technologies advance, we continue to explore new ways of enhancing experiences together. By providing distinctive programming and services through a variety of platforms, ideastream has been an unwavering leader in public media. Audiences have come to rely on ideastream as their chosen source for trusted, high-quality, thought-provoking content across stories covering arts and culture, community affairs, education, health and science and the State of Ohio.
As a longtime respected and award-winning organization, ideastream relishes in its ability to serve the public through transformative reporting and community engagement. Over the last year, exciting developments have occurred throughout the organization to raise the quality and extend the reach of our programs.
In our home at the Idea Center®, we created a state-of-the-art environment allowing local and national leaders to share their work with our audiences through TV, radio and digitally streamed broadcasts. To streamline user experience, our website was overhauled to be fully compatible with mobile devices, allowing audiences to access content
anytime, anywhere.
New practices to produce and distribute engaging
digital content were established through the organization’s participation in a seven-month Digital Culture Accelerator funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
ideastream was one of three stations nationally to work with world-class subject matter experts to explore and build key strategies. Experimentation led to the creation of distinctive stories and live streamed content. These series, created speci cally for online distribution, reached viewers across the globe and garnered thousands of views, likes, comments and shares.
In a time of change and advancement, ideastream embraces the opportunity to  nd innovative ways to serve our audiences. Our vision for the future places a priority on enhancing experiences—providing more digitally intentional content that will enrich, inspire and strengthen our communities.
On behalf of the entire organization, staff and board, we look forward to serving you and advancing your access to our programs and services by providing the experiences you have come to expect from ideastream. Thank you for your trust, contributions and endearing support of our mission to strengthen our communities.
Kevin E. Martin Julie A. Raskind
President & CEO Board Chair
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