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Carrie Wise

Carrie Wise

Deputy Editor - Arts & Culture

Expertise: Digital, video and audio storytelling; arts and culture

Education: Solon High School
Kent State University - Bachelor of Science

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Walking in nature


Carrie Wise leads the coverage of arts and culture in Northeast Ohio across platforms for Ideastream Public Media. She guides reporters and producers while working alongside them to share stories with digital, radio and television audiences. This work includes the longtime arts TV show "Applause," the local music podcast "Shuffle" and the To-Do List email newsletter. Before joining Ideastream, Carrie was digital news editor at The Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, Ohio. She also worked as a multimedia journalist for several years at The Columbus Dispatch and The Naples Daily News in Naples, Florida.


  • Arts stories shared nationally by the PBS “NewsHour” and NPR
  • 2022 Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, Best Arts/Entertainment Reporting
  • Oversaw the creation of Ideastream's first digital video series, "Making It," and the production of more than 100 features
  • 2018 Gabriel Award, Catholic Press Association and Emmy Award, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Central Great Lakes, “Cleveland Nun Paints Prayers in Mural

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The mission of Ideastream Public Media is to be a trustworthy and dynamic multimedia source for illuminating the world around us. Our highest priority is providing news and information that is reliable and accurate, that is gathered with integrity and professional care and that is presented with precision and respect for the intelligence of our audiences. We are transparent about how we discover and verify the facts we present and strive to make our decision-making process clear to the public. We disclose relationships, such as with partners or funders, that might appear, but will never, influence our coverage.

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