The Intercept

Editor in Chief: Betsy Reed

Founding Editors: Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill
Deputy Editor: Ryan Tate
Senior Editor: Liliana Segura
Senior Writers: Dan Froomkin, Peter Maass
Reporters: Cora CurrierRyan Devereaux, Ryan Gallagher, Murtaza Hussain, Andrew Jerell JonesDan Novack
Research Editor: Josh Begley
Technology Analyst: Micah Lee

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Publisher: Pierre Omidyar

Executive Editors: Eric Bates, Bill Gannon
Engagement Editor: Andy Carvin
Research Director: Lynn Dombek
Photo Director: Connie Yu

General Counsel, Media Operations: Lynn Oberlander
Chief Revenue Officer: Michael Rosen
Senior Vice President, Business Development: Gregg Bernard

Site Design and Development:
Todd Fleisher, Jeff Herman, Shripriya Mahesh, Evan Nagle,
Shailesh Shilwant, John Smith, Brian Sweeney, Joshua Thayer

About the Intercept

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.