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.
Join as a newsroom on Civil
Our community welcomes newsrooms from around the world. So long as you practice ethical journalism, as outlined in the Civil Constitution, you are welcome to join Civil.
Set up your newsroom account and apply to join Civil. We'll walk you through every step of the way. This is a one-time process that should take no more than 30-45 minutes.
Join our global community.
Meet and interact with reputable, independent news organizations from around the world, and learn from shared best practices.
Nurture your growing newsroom.
Strategic support, hands-on training, as well as discounts and perks from industry leading providers, exclusive for Civil newsrooms.
Experiment with new technology.
As a Civil newsroom, become among the first in the world to use blockchain and cryptocurrency to explore new safeguards for trust and new revenue streams.
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.
Elena Giralt 5 years of experience in nonprofit management, public broadcasting and local media. Graduated with an MBA from NYU Stern with a focus on blockchain and data analytics.