Welcome to The Local

Mission Statement:  The Local provides contemporary coverage and insight on a historical city from a youthful perspective. We foster a culture that challenges young people to engage in the growth around them. The Local captures powerful moments that reflect the vibrant character of the Magic City.

This mission statement provides focus that aligns our team as we work to create The Local. It embodies our desire collectively, and as individual journalists. Each member of our team offers unique talents and perspectives that enable us to see deeper and discover untapped writing potential.

Birmingham is beaming with vibrant character that has found its place in history. The Local is inspired by the city of Birmingham and the way it is constantly reinventing itself. Birmingham is ever evolving alongside the inhabitants of this city. The Local is inspired by these people’s stories, their goals and defeats, and how they converge to shape this diverse culture.

We believe that stories matter because people matter.  These stories are just glimpses we have captured and now want to share with you, the reader.  Our goal is to capture the human experience in a way that the reader can connect with deeply as we aim to bring moments to life through vivid colors, details and striking stories.

The re-launch of our website thelocalbham.com is an overflow of our growing vision for the magazine.  In this continuing narrative, we hope to paint a picture on this online canvas.  Continue to follow our progress and growth here.  All that we ask of you, the reader, is that you experiment, engage and allow yourself to be enchanted by the “Magic City.”