We’re a marketplace for journalism: writing it, reading it, reacting to it and supporting it. We aim to reignite a more direct connection between readers (or “Citizens,” as they’re known on Civil) and journalists (“Newsmakers”), while taking advertisers, publishers and other third-parties out of the equation. We’re not a news publication: we‘re a blockchain-based platform on which journalists can independently found and run Newsrooms focused on local, policy and investigative journalism.
We believe that the ad-driven business model is slowly killing good journalism — which is itself a critical foundation for free, democratic societies. So, we’re introducing a new model.