and Who's a Newsmaker?
Our perspective on reporting the news is guided by an editorial approach that seeks facts and doesn’t bow to pressure. In everything we produce, we ask:
What’s news? We cover the big stories of the day, but we broaden the definition of what’s important: the movements for working peoples’ rights, for peace, for the health of our planet, and against racism – are news.
Who’s a newsmaker? We don’t just cover people in high office or limit news to the partisan horse race for power. We think that people who fight for human rights and work for solutions are newsmakers.
What is the real debate? Our debate is fact-based and witty, resisting talking points and narrow partisanship. We question underlying assumptions and search for solutions.
Our news reporting is imbued with historical and social context. Our main focus is the search for answers to the social, economic, and environmental challenges. We also cover arts and culture, community organizing, and public policy.
We have produced hundreds of investigative reports, panel discussions, and town hall events that pose the question: If you ran your city in the interest of the majority of the people, what would those policies look like?
The Real News Network is committed to our independence and does not accept advertising and government or corporate funding. We are sustained by generous contributions from foundations and donors. We could not build truly independent media without donor support.
Our major contributors include:
The Benjamin Fund
The Flora Family Foundation
Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation
Matthew Palevsky, Upaya Zen Center
Maximum Differences Foundation
Sheila, Dave and Sherry Gold Foundation
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