…and soon to be known as something else.

Happy New Year! On January 15, The Organization Formerly Known as The Nation Institute will share our new name on our new website.

We remain dedicated to rigorous, fearless independent journalism that has marked our last 50+ years. We look forward ready to a new name that better reflects the breadth of our commitment to developing stories and voices that would otherwise go unheard; to projecting those voices to millions across a diverse array of media; and to supporting over one hundred journalists, authors, and writing fellows.

We are excited to invite you on this new journey with us.

About us

The Organization Formerly Known as The Nation Institute is a media center that is home to a half-dozen programs.

Our major projects include a high-impact investigative newsroom and a leading independent book publisher that have won nearly all major awards in journalism and publishing. We’re also home to a fellowship program that supports the work of dozens of writers and reporters working all across the media.

Each program shares our mission: to cultivate a diversity of voices exploring the critical issues of our time, and to tell stories that shift the world. Our writers reveal hidden truths, helping people make sense of the world beyond their doorstep and inspiring social change.


All of our work is made possible by the generous support of individuals and institutions committed to a free and independent press, civil liberties and social justice.

We are a 501(c)(3) public foundation, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

If you have any questions, or would like other donation options, contact us at (212) 822-0252.