The American Independent is the No. 1 digital platform for progressive news, reaching millions of people each month. We strive to report with honesty and integrity, shining a light on those in power, and covering the progressive politics movement.
The American Independent is owned by True Blue Media. Founded in 2016 by David Brock, a progressive activist and author, True Blue Media publishes The American Independent. Brock currently serves as the chairman of True Blue Media’s board of directors. Our team of seasoned reporters and editors is led by our CEO, Allison Girvin, a 20-year veteran of national broadcast and digital media, and Kaili Joy Gray, our executive editor and a veteran of several progressive digital publications.
We cover presidential politics, the House and the Senate, the Supreme Court, and state politics. We also focus on beats that are important to our audience including LGBTQ issues, economics, immigration, foreign policy, voter rights, veteran rights, and women’s rights.
The American Independent editorial team has complete control over news content. Decisions about what to report and publish are decided entirely by the journalists and editors.
True Blue Media is a for-profit media company that relies on ad revenue, charitable donations, and investors, including The American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, a 501(c)4 research organization. The American Bridge 21st Century Foundation was founded by David Brock with the mission to compare and contrast progressive and conservative solutions to America's public policy concerns and to educate the American people and the nation's leaders on the results of that research. It does not have any input on The American Independent's editorial decisions.