The Future Depends On Knowing


The Real News Network (TRNN) produces independent, verifiable, fact-based journalism that engages ordinary people in solving the critical problems of our time. As legendary journalist Ida B. Wells said, “The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.”

We are a nonprofit and do not accept funding from advertisers, governments, or corporations. TRNN is sustained by viewer donations, foundations, and earned revenue. This independence allows us to follow facts to rational conclusions, without the editorial pressures felt by for-profit, advertising-driven news models.

We expose the underlying systematic reasons for chronic inequality and lack of democracy. We also investigate and report on what effective solutions and models for change look like. We don’t just cover people in high office or limit news to the partisan horse race for power. We think people who fight for human rights and work for solutions are newsmakers. Real change will be driven by the people who need it most. That’s why TRNN is based in Baltimore.