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To our readers

We cover Maryland better than anyone.

2020 has been a historic year and one we will not soon forget.

Baltimore Sun Media’s journalists have worked hard to cover stories destined to be talked about decades from now. Our legacy of informing, investigating and serving as a watchdog for the region would not be possible without the loyal support of our subscribers and advertisers. You have helped us accomplish a great deal this year.

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Our reporters and photographers forged on during the pandemic to bring you 24/7 coronavirus news and information while our manufacturing and distribution teams showed up every day to make sure the newspaper continued to be delivered. These journalists were in the streets covering protests as a racial reckoning gained momentum throughout the country. When fans could not cheer on local sports teams in person, we made sure you still could read all about them. We held our politicians accountable and witnessed the incarceration of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. We covered every step of this wild election year, offering editorial board endorsements and chasing down results in the race for mayor and City Council that in some cases took days to confirm. Sadly, we also chronicled the many deaths that our community, nation and world have endured this year.

But we also celebrated. We highlighted the essential workers who have been the heroes of 2020. We honored the 2020 Baltimore Sun’s Business & Civic Hall of Fame inductees with a limited live-and-virtual celebration, and we recognized this year’s Women to Watch and Top Workplaces. And it was a big year for us at The Baltimore Sun: We won a Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for our coverage of the “Healthy Holly” scandal.

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Our advertising staff helped local businesses and institutions navigate new ways to persevere, advance and reach our readers. We had a record-breaking number of digital subscribers this year and continue to be the leading local news company in our region. While many readers turn to us in print and on BaltimoreSun.com, we reach others through our daily eNewspaper, social media and Baltimore Sun app, as well as in our community publications such as The Aegis, The Capital, Carroll County Times, Columbia Flier, Howard County Times and Towson Times.

Most of us are ready for 2020 to end. As we move forward, we promise to continue to be here providing you the news and information you deserve. Thank you for trusting us with this important responsibility.

On behalf of all of us at Baltimore Sun Media, we wish you a healthy, happy and promising new year.

Trif Alatzas

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Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Baltimore Sun Media

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