What our ambassadors say:
I’m not interested in manipulative headlines. I’m interested in real journalism with depth, insight and indisputable facts, impeccably resourced and ad-free. That’s why I support The Correspondent.
Rosanne Cash Writer & musician
Between the resurgence of global populism, changes in news-consumption habits, and increasing skepticism toward journalism, news organizations face a moment of potential crisis. That's why I'm a fan of The Correspondent. It has the values I seek out in a modern news organization.
Nate Silver Founder, FiveThirtyEight
If you believe that our commonalities, rather than our differences, should be constantly highlighted in this rapidly changing and challenging world, I strongly recommend The Correspondent.
William Julius Wilson Sociologist, Harvard University
The Correspondent will bring its readers’ knowledge and experience into their newsroom: and that’s the way forward for journalism.
Alan Rusbridger Former editor, The Guardian
Real journalism does not pose as just an "objective observer", it takes a stance for justice and equality. That’s why I love and support The Correspondent: they stand for what’s right over what sells, actively fighting stereotypes and fear mongering, which is so desperately needed in our country.
Blair Imani Author, activist & founder, Equality For Her
I’m supporting The Correspondent. Because what good is an academic reputation if you aren’t prepared to spend it on something you really believe in?
Jay Rosen Press critic, New York University
I support The Correspondent because they understand people can do more than read headlines, they can take action to change them
Jordan Hewson Founder, Speakable
I love that The Correspondent recognizes the potential of working together with readers, just like we do at WikiTribune. If we both succeed in bringing this potential to life, it could truly be transformative for journalism in the years to come.
Jimmy Wales Founder, Wikipedia
Whether or not others chose to emulate it, The Correspondent’s existence is a reminder that people-centred journalism is possible and worth pursuing.
Eliza Anyangwe Founder, The Nzinga Effect
Much of journalism has morphed into “media.” The Correspondent is trying to transform journalism into something else: responsive to readers but not just an echo chamber. It understands that journalism requires editing as well as reporting.
Esther Dyson Founder, Wellville
By focusing on their most important stakeholder — the paying member - the Correspondent can focus on great and important journalism. The members need and revenue are in perfect alignment, The Correspondent has built a sustainable journalism platform and I’m excited to support their global launch.
Om Malik Technology author & investor
I support The Correspondent because I believe in journalism that serves people. I believe the stories we tell ourselves shape our reality and that it matters how we fund those stories and who tells them. Also, The Correspondent uses amazing fonts.
Baratunde Thurston Author, activist & digital being
I am delighted to support The Correspondent’s American adventure and to see its insightful, nuanced stories reach a new audience.
Marguerite Holloway Writer & professor, Columbia University
With a focus on building reader trust and a refusal to pander to corporations for their ad dollars, The Correspondent aspires to be the much-needed fix the news media needs, and I’m definitely here for it.
Mariam Durrani Anthropologist & social justice advocate
My favorite part about what The Correspondent is doing is that they're taking a responsible, user-centered approach to informing communities while challenging internet media norms.
Matt Kiser Founder, WTF Just Happened Today
We have a responsibility to each other to decrease the noise and commit to constructive conversation. We can hear each other, disagree with each other, learn from each other, and share what we believe. This is the platform that can make a difference in that effort.
Chelsea Collier Founder, Digi.City
If we care about the future of our democracies and of our planet we need to fundamentally change how journalism is funded, produced and presented. Fortunately the internet gives us the tools to do this. That is why I support The Correspondent and its aim to build a new collaborative future for journalism that is both innovative and sustainable.
Joris Luyendijk Best-selling author & journalist
It's unclear if journalism can survive without not only financial support from their readers, but also their ongoing involvement in researching, developing, and curating stories that affect their community. I’m a fan of how The Correspondent’s editors and developers are building tools for this purpose.
Jeff Atwood Cofounder, Stack Overflow & Discourse
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