Why join Civil
Civil has initiated an ‘information reformation,’ reimagining the relationship between news, its readers and ownership. Currently, news is hijacked and bastardized by big money, family ownership and corporate fat cats. That’s why we have to — and will — yell louder.
Civil’s given me the opportunity to learn from other small newsrooms on how to build an online readership with dignity.
We’re very proud to be pioneering the blockchain archiving system developed by Civil. It provides the strongest protection that technology can currently give speech rights and press freedom.
The Colorado Sun is a proud partner of Civil, and we’re excited about working together to find a new funding model to support great local journalism wherever it can be found.
A lot of time (and money) is spent analyzing what is wrong with journalism. It’s been refreshing to work with Civil, which allows us to try out solutions to some of the problems facing our industry in real time. Civil’s network connected us with journalists we never would have met otherwise, and that support from the folks out there doing the damn thing is invaluable.
We’re proud to be part of a network of innovating and inspiring newsrooms that Civil has helped facilitate.
Civil offers us an opportunity to explore the intersection where environment, race and income meet and often clash in very profound ways. Through essential guidance and technical resources, we've been able to create a new platform promoting the need for community-driven media on those topics, while opening doors toward a new future of accessible, impactful and solutions-oriented journalism.
One of the major differences I see is that Civil is a network that’s come together for ethical, independent journalism. Newsrooms have editorial independence and freedom, but being part of the Civil network makes us part of a community that’s testing new models for sustainability.
How do you start a newsroom?
Our platform is launching soon. Our community welcomes any newsroom that pledges to abide by the standards for journalistic ethics laid out in the Civil Constitution.
Pre-register for a personal, one-on-one introduction to our unique model so that you’re ready to publish on the Civil platform on day one.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Answer a few questions about your newsroom. Then, get on a call with an expert from the Civil Foundation. We'll personally walk you through everything that's required.
Sign the Civil Constitution.
Pledge to adhere to our community's standards of journalistic ethics
Join our community.
Enjoy a supportive community, discounts on tools, blockchain publishing and more.
Ready? Let’s do this!
Meet the Civil Foundation team.
Vivian Schiller 25 years working at the intersection of media and technology. Formerly: CEO at NPR, chief digital officer at NBC News, head of news at Twitter.
Nicole Bode More than 15 years as a working journalist with NY Daily News and DNAinfo. Deep expertise in newsroom strategy and sustainability trends.
Sasha Koren Digital strategy expert with 20+ years of experience working with editorial products and platforms. Formerly: The Guardian, NYT.
Tom McGeveran Co-founder, Old Town Media. Previously: Co-editor, POLITICO States, Editor, POLITICO Media. Founded Capital New York; New York Observer