In the intro for Cincinnati CityBeat‘s 20th Anniversary Issue, editor Danny Cross writes:
Back in 1994, Cincinnati had two daily newspapers, two business newspapers, another altweekly and zero blogs … One of the main reasons we’re still here is because CityBeat has always been staffed by people who care about and are proud of Cincinnati. People who care more about making a difference than about making money. People who arenâ€™t afraid of failure or standing up for an injustice. People who are assholes sometimes and smoke and drink too much.