Behind Raw Story’s Progressive Mission

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Raw Story is an American progressive news website founded in 2004 by John K. Byrne. It describes its mission as bringing attention to stories they see as downplayed or ignored by other media outlets.

Raw Story’s recent reporting has focused on homegrown extremism. One such story entitled “We’re gonna kill Congress”: Trump’s far-right supporters promise violence at today’s DC protests,” was published the morning of the Jan. 6, 2021 riot, predicting exactly what would happen on that fateful day.

In 2019, Raw Story began a partnership with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston and the website he founded, DCReport.org, as part of a significant push into increasing their investigative reporting. DCReport’s team of journalists produces content for RawStory.com’s ad-free subscription program. In return, Raw Story funds (through donations) DCReport. Raw Story hosts exclusively this content first, but then allows any publisher to use it (with attribution) after 72 hours.

In this 105th Episode of “E&P Reports,” Publisher Mike Blinder explores Raw Story’s editorial mission and today’s news media ecosystem as a whole, with their Publisher, Roxanne Cooper, staff reporter Jordan Green and contributor David Cay Johnston.

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