I'm feeling guilty. I had delayed the magazine getting its own Facebook page until a couple of months ago. "It's a must," said one of our staffers. "We look like we are in the Stone Age," said another.

OK. I broke down and we have one now. It's nice and all, but I do hold strong to the good reasons why we are a little behind the social-media power curve.

One of the best reasons, I must confess, is that I believe in the power of print. And nothing brings color to print like magazines. While newsprint seems to be fading, magazines are more vivid than ever.

I think that's because magazines deliver in-depth stories, exclusive interviews and arts and culture coverage that no one else can bring. Magazines can take the time to give you the big picture. Not the hit-and-run daily delivery of breaking news, but more like a guest you invite into your home for a longer stay.

I am 35 and I grew up a fan of reading in print, ever since I got a complimentary subscription to The New York Times in college. I was hooked. True, I probably read more on Sundays than was healthy. I went to a military academy (West Point), and even radios were banned for our first year. But the Sunday Times included a four-color magazine, which still today brings its readers an upscale product. It sort of makes you feel that wherever you are, you are not so far away from Central Park, with a coffee in hand, contemplating the most recent review of whatever.

Now I hear about all the new tech trends or some blog that's being promoted, and it makes me wonder: Have they forgotten what has made print such a success for 600 years? You can't throw a blogger in the backseat for a road trip along the Ohio River. But you can do that with our travel story on Page 43.

Quick sound-bites and headlines won't tell the stories of ingenuity among our Manny Award Winners (Page 110), who have adapted and discovered ways to grow their business, even in a down economy.

And I don't know of any web sites "” or any local media "” that are in the same ZIP code with our annual Rating the Burbs cover story (Page 49), comparing dozens of categories in 50 local communities to find the safest neighborhoods with the best schools.

That kind of journalism takes a diverse, professional, opinionated staff that knows the community.

And I'm proud to say our team has added another strong editor: Dianne Gebhardt-French knows the Cincinnati region inside and out from her work on the Metro Desk at The Cincinnati Enquirer, and as editor of The Kentucky Enquirer. It's easy enough to conjecture about the temperament of a writer as you read an article that hits home. But the touch of a skilled editor is often the creative energy that gives a publication its voice.

Our voice is joining the social-media chorus. But I think we still sound best in print.