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Local Journalism runs on Civil
The Colorado Sun
Investigative, explanatory and narrative journalism for a state in the midst of a massive evolution. From former top editors/writers at the Denver Post.View Newsroom
Block Club Chicago
The only independent outlet delivering reliable, nonpartisan coverage of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods. From the team behind DNAinfo.View Newsroom
A Hudson Valley-based news outlet connecting the region to the world. Offers in-depth coverage from a regional perspective on issues of national importance.View Newsroom
A podcast about New York City, from three lifelong New Yorkers. A weekly dive beyond the headlines bringing you inside stories you think you know.View Newsroom
Investigative Journalism runs on Civil
Sludge will investigate the shadowy ways that special interests captured America's political system, revealing hidden networks and conflicts of interest.View Newsroom
Dedicated coverage on the day-to-day lives of immigrant New Yorkers and how they're impacted by the decisions of people in power.View Newsroom
On a mission to help people navigate personal and global change. We test new ways to educate, entertain, and inspire through narrative.View Newsroom
Policy Journalism runs on Civil
Independent coverage of a multi-billion dollar industry. Investigative features on the complexities that come with legalization & deep-dive industry reporting.View Newsroom
A place to say the things nobody else might say and to listen for the things we haven't heard yet. Led by former Gawker / The Awl editor Tom Scocca.View Newsroom
The Small Bow
Revealing the ignoble truths about addiction and recovery. An independent, editorially-minded voice.View Newsroom
International Journalism runs on Civil
Like an alt-weekly. But alt-daily. And local to the world. Brought to you by leading voices from the New Yorker, LA Times, The Village Voice and others.View Newsroom
Global Ground will challenge assumptions about international affairs. Local reporting on global issues that will give a new voice to affected populations.View Newsroom
Civil’s mission is to power sustainable journalism throughout the world.Learn More
The Civil Registry of newsrooms will launch publicly this summer.Learn more about how to start your newsroom application here. Get Started
What others are saying
[Civil’s use of blockchain] technology promises to protect journalists from censorship and intellectual property disputes. It offers readers articles that cannot be retracted, with corrections made via addenda, not eraser.
Civil Studios... aspires to fund a range of big projects—from documentaries to podcasts to news investigations—as part of its plan to redefine the business of journalism.
Civil is designed to solve the problem of “broken news” by addressing the deficiencies of ad-driven media economy.
Civil... promises a path forward for journalists who want to do valuable work, make a living, serve readers, and spare folks the annoyance of spammy Internet ads and mind-numbing clickbait.
[Civil] permanently archives all content on the blockchain, meaning it cannot be deleted by any one entity... one of the reasons Block Club decided to partner with them.
Civil promises nothing less than to “turn the broken (journalism) model on its head” and to provide the new “canvas on which journalists can paint the future of their industry.
[Civil’s] ethereum blockchain-based business will incentivize collaborative editing and fact-checking to "substantially" limit misinformation across its network.
Civil... is riding a wave of interest in applying blockchain technology to the business of journalism.
To push back against fake news, Civil gives newsmakers a platform to create ad-free, inalterable journalism that’s immune to outside interests… and supported by readers.
Civil promises to use [blockchain technology] to build decentralized marketplaces for readers and journalists to work together to fund coverage of topics that interest them, or for those in the public interest.
Civil is trying to take a quantum leap beyond [existing efforts to fix journalism]: It’s not just inventing its own platform for news and journalism, it’s also inventing its own currency.
Civil aims to come up with a new way to finance independent journalism without relying on advertising, a mission that looks more important by the day.
But now, from the ashes of one of those local news outlets—DNAinfo Chicago—a new non-profit neighborhood news website with the same mission has emerged. And it’s powered by blockchain technology.
A new ecosystem: Using blockchain to build a journalism marketplace.
Civil is [building] a future that will lead to a rise in impartial journalism, quite possibly in a way never seen before.