Rewire is a nonprofit daily online publication. We seek to foster public knowledge and enlightenment through high-quality evidence-based news, analysis, commentary, and investigative reporting on issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. Our staff is comprised of professional editors and journalists, as well as multimedia, social media, communications, development, technology and business managers.
Rewire’s mission as a daily publication is to fulfill the core function of ethical journalism as defined by the Society of Professional Journalists. As SPJ states,
public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough.
We believe journalism has an inherent role in promoting a healthy and just society. We therefore take seriously our responsibility to seek truth and report it; minimize harm to people and communities through accurate reporting; act independently; offer vigorous commentary, debate, and opinion based on fact and considered thinking; and be accountable and transparent to our readers.
Like any other leading publication, we are read by many audiences. Through our work, we seek to disrupt misleading media and political narratives; promote accurate reporting on our core issues across online, print, and broadcast media; and dispel falsehoods and misinformation spread by those who seek political gain from undermining public health and human rights or misrepresenting evidence. We eschew false equivalencies, believe in the separation of church and state, are unafraid to call out flaws in conventional wisdom, and do not pledge allegiance to any political party, lawmaker, or organization. In short, our reporting is focused on the effects and outcomes of power on the real lives of real people, irrespective of who actually wields that power. Moreover, each and every position we take editorially and as a publication is and will be rooted in the intersection of evidence, public health, and human rights.