Work with The Appeal

Mission:

We produce reporting and analysis that public officials, journalists, advocates, and scholars use to solve the problems that keep everyday people up at night.

Vision:

Our vision is an America where stability and dignity are within everyone’s reach. We tell stories about the barriers that stand in the way of that goal—and the solutions needed to make it happen—through original reporting, commentary, explainers, live shows and events, white papers and other reports, newsletters, and podcasts.

The Appeal elevates under-covered local stories of national relevance and connects the dots to similar developments in other jurisdictions. We focus relentlessly on the stories, policy ideas, and emerging patterns across geographies and levels of government, including federal developments. We identify trends that might otherwise be missing from coverage.

We work to get that coverage in front of decision-makers and opinion leaders who can use it to make a difference, and we cover subsequent movement on these issues, building momentum for change. We define our success in how public officials, advocates, academics, and other journalists meaningfully engage with our work.

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