About the Weave: Core principles
Public intellectual work: We believe that people who have access to information, higher education, institutional resources, and other forms of socioeconomic privilege have a responsibility to share the knowledge they are generating with broader publics.
Responsible representation: A more just world is a world where public debate is not dominated by the small number of people who who make up the world's political and economic elites. Given the structural deficiencies of the mainstream media and their tendency to privilege the perspectives of these elites, we make it a priority to look for underrepresented voices and highlight these voices in our work.
Citizen journalism: We are not professional journalists. Now more than ever, there is a need for concerned citizens to create new spaces for dialogue and the sharing of new ideas. Citizen journalism is built on the belief that if the mainstream media are falling down on the job, we should go elsewhere for our information and we should actively get involved in the process of disseminating the information we find.
Democratic dialogue: Real democracy requires not only democratic access to information, but also the kind of deep and meaningful dialogue that promotes listening, learning, and empowerment. For this reason we provide space for commentary on all of our content and encourage our writers to engage in critical but respectful dialogue with our readers.
Social justice: We are committed to working to transform the persistent forms of hierarchy, injustice and inequality that characterize our world. We also believe that we cannot develop ethical, effective strategies for creating positive social change unless we learn to seek out and take seriously a wide range of perspectives on pressing social issues.