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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.
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.
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.
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