Cape Cod Wave is 4 years old today. At 10 PM on May 16, 2013, we went live with several stories and our own vision for journalism on Cape Cod.
Our first story was a slideshow of a sunrise at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, and our first sentence was, “Morning in America starts here.”
We still believe it. Morning in America starts on Cape Cod. This magazine was conceived with a love for Cape Cod as its foundation.
Back then, as now, we were just a couple of knuckleheads who thought that Cape Cod deserved a magazine that was something more than just another look-at-this-expensive-house publication.
We are journalists who started out with the silly idea, before it was cool to think it, that journalism matters. Especially local journalism.
And so four years ago, Cape Cod Wave born. We weren’t trying to duplicate what was already being done well on Cape Cod by others, like covering boards, courts, government, and crime. We wanted to do what others were not doing.
We were interested in profiling the most interesting people on Cape Cod, and looking in-depth at issues. Without print costs to worry about, we delved into longform journalism: stories of 2,000 words to more than 6,000 words.
And now at 4 years old, we are like many 4-year-olds: curious, playful and even feeling creative. We hope you have enjoyed the ride so far. We are continually evolving and we plan to bring you more great journalism and even some new things as summer begins. Maybe even something novel.
Meanwhile, thank you for reading and supporting Cape Cod Wave, and supporting the businesses that support us.
If you support local journalism, please help spread the word of Cape Cod Wave. That would be a most awesome birthday present.
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