The mission of Weld for Birmingham is to be the premier source of local news and information for Birmingham’s most active and engaged citizens, and to provide the region with a common online gathering place, a virtual public square for discourse and action. Since its inception, Birmingham has been a community defined by its divisions. That’s why we weld — our job is to create connections and bridge the rifts that have thwarted Birmingham’s rich potential. With our soon to be open blogging network, Weld is leveraging WordPress to democratize media in the Magic City. Through our weekly print product, Weld extends its virtual presence into the physical world. At the same time, Weld gives businesses and organizations way to connect to new customers and acquire new clients with innovative online ad options and cross-platform marketing solutions.