, now in public beta, champions open, peer-reviewed journalism

The platform aims to help fuel a healthy news ecosystem and become a home for independent journalists., a platform aiming to become “the internet’s news desk”, is now open in public beta after publishing its first articles earlier in November.

The site is championing open, peer-reviewed journalism, and currently has two calls for pitches from writers around the world who would like to get involved. will have open and transparent processes to help independent journalists find a place for their stories, an audience, editorial guidance and clarity about payment.

“These are all fundamental questions for people who work independently of news desks, so we aim to put that structure in so people know where they can come with the story, what happens to it, and how it will be treated,” said Sarah Hartley, editor,

Stories that can find a home on will be organised under six channels: ethics, democracy, solutions, culture, geography, and science.

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