The moment Trump left office

It’s been a tough year, but this is no time to back down. We’ve pressed forward with bold journalism that uncovers the corporate influence peddling and imperial violence.

The minute that President Donald Trump left office, TV news ratings, newspaper readership, and traffic to news websites dropped sharply.

At The Intercept, we don’t suffer under any illusions about President Joe Biden or the Democratic Party. That’s why we’ve pressed forward with bold journalism that uncovers the corporate influence peddling and imperial violence that run through presidential administrations.

Without ads on our website, we depend on the generous support of readers like you to chase the tough stories that others won’t. But fewer readers eventually adds up to fewer donations — and more uncertainty about whether we can afford to continue to take on ambitious reporting projects.

That’s why we set a big year-end... goal of raising $700,000 by December 31. And with just two days left to go, we’re still $225,000 away.

There has never been a more important moment to become a member of The Intercept. Can you chip in before December 31?

If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:

DONATE $15 →

DONATE $25 →

DONATE $50 →

DONATE $100 →


Whether it’s a warming planet or a Congress gridlocked by moneyed interests, the challenges of our time need to be addressed at their roots. And that requires journalism that questions the official story to expose the corruption and greed that those in power don’t want revealed.

But right now, journalism is being pummeled by social media algorithms that reward superficial and polarizing ragebait over substantive investigative reporting — setting off a race to the bottom among outlets forced to compete for clicks.

The Intercept is different. We don’t hesitate to take on anyone’s sacred cows: Our stories are as likely to anger Democratic Party insiders as much as right-wing extremists. And because we believe that the public deserves the whole story, we take the time to sweat the details and get to the truth.

Without the relentless pressure of website advertising, our nonprofit newsroom can afford to take the time to follow the facts — and the money — wherever they lead.

But to continue doing truly ambitious reporting into next year, we need more readers to step up and support The Intercept before December 31. Please donate today.


Thank you The Intercept team

First Look Institute is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (tax ID number 80-0951255).

The Intercept’s mailing address is:
First Look Institute
P.O. Box 27442
Washington, DC 20038

The Intercept is an award-winning nonprofit news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Our in-depth investigations and unflinching analysis focus on surveillance, war, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media and more. Email is an important way for us to communicate with The Intercept’s readers, but if you’d like to stop hearing from us, click here to r0 from all communications. Protecting freedom of the press has never been more important. Contribute now to support our independent journalism.

Login Form