RYOT Founders: ‘Advocacy Journalism’ and Proud

By: Patrick Gavin | Politico

Reporters have, on occasion, heard the accusation from all sides over the years: “advocacy journalism.” It’s a charged term that means a reporter is using stories to advance an agenda. While most reporters do their best to steer clear of such accusations, one group is downright embracing it.

David Darg and Bryn Mooser have launched RYOT.org, a news outlet in partnership with actors Ian Somerhalder (“Lost,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and Sophia Bush (“One Tree Hill”) that encourages readers to take political action after reading news stories.

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