the intercept

the intercept

Publisher: Pierre Omidyar

The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media, was created by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill. It has a two-fold mission: one short-term, the other long-term.

Our short-term mission is to provide a platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Although we are still building our infrastructure and larger vision, we are launching now because we believe we have a vital obligation to this ongoing and evolving story, to these documents, and to the public.

Our NSA coverage will be comprehensive, innovative and multi-faceted. We have a team of experienced editors and journalists devoted to the story. We will use all forms of digital media for our reporting. In addition, we will publish primary source documents on which our reporting is based. We will also invite outside experts with area knowledge to contribute to our reporting, and provide a platform for commentary and reader engagement.

Our long-term mission is to produce fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues. The editorial independence of our journalists will be guaranteed. They will be encouraged to pursue their passions, cultivate a unique voice, and publish stories without regard to whom they might anger or alienate. We believe the prime value of journalism is its power to impose transparency, and thus accountability, on the most powerful governmental and corporate bodies, and our journalists will be provided the full resources and support required to do this.

While our initial focus will be the critical work surrounding the NSA story, we are excited by the opportunity to grow with our readers into the broader and more comprehensive news outlet that the The Intercept will become.


jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) tweeted at 6:37 AM – 31 Jan 2017 :

–> The FBI’s Secret Rules — an investigative series by @theintercept (


@NaomiAKlein, @KeeangaYamahtta, and @astradisastra are teaming up with @theintercept to launch a new podcast!
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i think goal should be for everyone to be a decent human being and for us to take better care of each other and this seems to be part of a trend of like further commodifying our relationships like monetizing our relationships @NaomiAKlein

there are 14,000 migrant children under the control of the US.. contract they use to employ legal assistance says they are not allowed to sue US govt for release of these young people or they will lose their funding @KeeangaYamahtta

it’s so high-tech..putting tiny little computers into boxes, shipping overnight & yet work conditions are something out of dickens, 120 degrees, no air, 12-14 hr shifts, women lifting heavy boxes.. basically like having miscarriages left/right @astradisastra

this idea that this is actually delivering happiness.. if that’s true..why are there record use of antidepressants & anti-anxiety meds @NaomiAKlein

across the board ness


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