Fourth Estate®

As a Public Benefit entity, we are obligated to hold paramount the best interests of society, particularly those who are impacted by our benefit purpose. We believe that the power of journalism, in the public interest, can transform lives, and make an enduring impact on those that we serve.


A world in which people are equipped with the news and information they need to make wise decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies, and their governments.


To contribute to a healthy society by fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press.

Core Values

Truth, Transparency and Community define and represent the principles, standards and practices that the Fourth Estate aspires to in our stewardship of journalism and the public trust.


We believe that an independent, sustainable free press is built on established and equitable free-market principles. We believe in the business of news and journalism.

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