OptOut News is a digital news ecosystem that's entirely independent and reliable, an alternative to the dominant corporate and legacy media. Our mission is to inform and engage our readers by distributing stories that are often overlooked or misrepresented in the traditional news business.
What We Do
OptOut is the first news aggregation app for exclusively independent media. The app unites independent outlets and gives news consumers a refreshing, fully independent media ecosyste—100% free from corporate media narratives.
OptOut seamlessly integrates articles, podcasts, and videos from our more than 200 participating outlets. The news is hand-curated by journalists, not determined by profit-driven algorithms.
We are journalists and developers. The app is developed by members of the Progressive Coders Network, a nonprofit, nonpartisan community of tech and non-tech activists building open-source tools to empower the grassroots and reduce the influence of big money in politics.
OptOut is a project of the OptOut Media Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity founded by independent journalists Alex Kotch and Walker Bragman in 2020 and based in Brooklyn, NY.
Our mission is to educate the public about current events and help sustain a diverse media ecosystem by promoting and assisting independent news outlets and, in doing so, advance democracy and social justice.
Since we don't run ads, this project is funded entirely by individual donations and foundation grants.
If your outlet would like to be considered for the OptOut network, email links to your content, website, and social media accounts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to work or volunteer with us?
We are looking for passionate and driven individuals who share our vision for a more sustainable future to join us in our mission. Whether you're interested in paid employment or volunteering, we have a variety of opportunities available to suit your skills and interests. Apply now to make a difference and be part of the OptOut team!