About Us

TakePart is a digital news and lifestyle magazine featuring independent journalism on today’s most important, socially relevant topics, alongside a social action platform. Our goal is simple: to take you beyond the breaking news ticker and help you discover how the world’s most pressing issues touch your life. We tell stories and offer you the chance to get involved through Participant Media’s Social Action Network.

TakePart coverage focuses on topics that spark passion, empathy, conflict, and conversation, and we want the hub of those conversations to exist here. We’ll tell you what’s happening and help you understand why it matters. We’ll tell you what might come next and why. We aim to offer the most interesting stories, opinions, videos, and photos every day—a robust dialogue driven by the world’s foremost journalists, academics, and thought leaders. 

When that dialogue stops, the action begins. Participant’s Social Action Network (SAN) is a group of more than 150 nongovernmental organizations that offer the opportunity to join their causes through the Take Action Platform embedded within all of our content. If you’re moved by what you’re seeing or reading, you have an avenue to get involved.

TakePart is the digital division of Participant Media, the company that brought you acclaimed documentaries such as CITIZENFOUR, An Inconvenient Truth, and Food, Inc. and feature films such as Lincoln and Spotlight. Participant was founded on the belief that a good story well told can truly make a difference in how people see and affect the world. That mission remains the same for us today.