About us

The Correspondent is an online platform for unbreaking news, committed to collaborative, constructive, ad-free journalism. Together with our members, we want to change what news is about, how it’s made and how it’s funded.

Our mission

News as we know it leaves us cynical, divided, and less informed. With your help, we want to change that.

Read why news is broken

Our promise

Every day, The Correspondent publishes stories that help you understand the world better.

You can choose what you pay for a one-year membership to our site, where you can also share your knowledge and experience with correspondents and your fellow members in a truly global conversation.

Our principles

The Correspondent is founded on 10 principles that outline our commitment to independent, inclusive, and ad-free journalism.

These principles guide all our editorial and business decisions.

Read our 10 founding principles

Our story

The Correspondent launched on 30 September 2019, funded by over 50,000 founding members from 130 countries around the world.

Our Dutch sister site, De Correspondent, has been providing an antidote to the daily news grind since 2013. Now with over 60,000 members, it is one of the largest and fastest growing member-funded journalism platforms in Europe.

The Correspondent, founded on the same principles, brings this model to an international audience.

Our team

Our correspondents are currently based in the US, Nigeria, India, the UK, and between Italy and Argentina.

Our supporting news team - editors, designers, developers, member support, and more - is based in our Amsterdam newsroom.

Meet the team here