About Mic

About Us

Mic is the leading digital news company, reporting on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented.

Mic’s Editorial Manifesto

Explore. Explain. Expose.

We combine a boundless curiosity about how the world really works with an urgency to describe it and, when necessary, the courage to reveal how it fails us, especially those of us most underrepresented in society.

We accept this challenge by believing in the power of journalism to change the world, and believe that original reporting and analysis on the subjects we care most about never fail to push the conversation forward.

We pursue this by embracing diversity, because when both journalists and the sources and subjects they speak to come from varied backgrounds and experiences, they produce a richer, deeper, more valuable journalism.

And we tell it by adapting our storytelling to the newest, most innovative ways of spreading our work to the most engaged audiences possible.

Mic’s Commitments

Diverse Perspectives: We amplify voices that are unique, remarkable and underrepresented.

Cultural Breakthrough: We set the pace on the movements shaping our culture.

Adaptive Approach: We deliver in the forms and platforms where our audiences live.

Transparency & Integrity: We maintain the highest standards of professionalism, honesty and fairness.


Our Story

Mic was founded in 2011 by Chris Altchek and Jacob Horowitz, born of the recognition that a new generation of changemakers crave journalism to give meaning to the world at a moment of great transformation. Mic is a privately held, venture-backed, for-profit media company on a mission to reveal and amplify stories that reshape the world. We are headquartered in New York with teams in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Kiev and Stockholm. Our principal investors are Lightspeed Venture Partners, Clark Jermoluk Founders Fund, Time Warner Inc., WPP, Chris Altchek and Jacob Horowitz. As a private company, Mic’s corporate decisions are subject to vote by its Board of Directors. We do accept reporting and other grants from external funders, which will be disclosed on the story pages to which they correspond.

Our channels

News, views and ammunition for strong women

Making money, explained

Food and travel, advice and adventure

Shamelessly celebrating beauty

Politics for a new era

Tech powered by change

From the front lines of social justice

Smarter gaming. For everyone.

Entertainment that aims higher

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Mic partners with advertisers to drive their business goals. Our approach to advertising mirrors our editorial ethos: to tell great stories that change minds. We partner through best-in-class video production, social distribution, media and measurement. To learn more, email advertising@mic.com.

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What they’re saying

“Stories that intelligently cover serious issues important to young people.”

“Mic is a news site aimed at the highly coveted millennials, who are increasingly looking online for fresh takes on relevant issues. Among other topics, the site covers world news, policy, technology and science.”

“Closer than any of its competitors to finding the promised land for new media companies, a middle ground between deeply reported stories and listicles.”