Skip to: Navigation | Content | Footer

NBC News Launches THINK

THINK is a new, digital vertical from NBC News providing thoughtful commentary and opinion stories and video to audiences on the NBCNews website.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 11 October 2017 06:00

NBC News Launches THINK

Nick Ascheim: "This won’t be just another run-of-the-mill op-ed."

It will endeavour to help readers reinterpret and re-evaluate the world and their place in it, with pieces from a racially, geographically and ideologically diverse group of contributors. As the new home for fresh opinion, sharp analysis and powerful essays, THINK will help readers think deeply and perhaps differently about the news, but not tell them how to think about any one issue, say the publishers.

THINK aims to publish between two and three stories per day, as well as two or three videos each week for the vertical. The videos, like the written pieces, will be conceived and edited with the goal of providing readers with context and clarity on the most pressing topics and news of the day. THINK will also be launching a weekly newsletter.

Contributors to THINK will help make sense of the most important questions and news stories of our time. Whether talking about driving while black, the wage gap, the latest Supreme Court oral argument, gender representation in pop culture or free speech, THINK intends to push the conversation forward, not simply add to the noise.

Some of the first contributors will include Tom Brokaw, Mika Brzezinski, Jamie Dimon, Jane Goodall, John Legend, Senator Mitch McConnell, Evan McMullin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grover Norquist, Senators Rand Paul and Ron Wyden, Dan Rather, Joy Reid, Joe Scarborough, Nicolle Wallace and Randi Weingarten.

Meredith Bennett-Smith and Megan Carpentier will edit the vertical.

“THINK promises to be transparent, factual and interesting,” said Nick Ascheim, SVP of digital at NBC News. “This won’t be just another run-of-the-mill op-ed. We will be convening contributors from across the political, cultural and geographical spectrum to offer vital context on topics that impact our viewers and readers.”

Links / further reading: THINK

comments powered by Disqus

Most read on InPublishing

These are the most read stories on the InPublishing website over the last 14 days, in order from the top.

Articles

Rise of agenda-driven journalism

Liz Gerard
Posted on: 30 November 2017

The 3Ps of GDPR – Q&A

Hellen Beveridge
Posted on: 5 December 2017

My predictions for 2018

Jim Foster
Posted on: 30 November 2017

Hello! – Friend to the Stars

Ciar Byrne
Posted on: 30 November 2017

2017: The Future is Now

Peter Preston
Posted on: 30 November 2017

Adapt and invest to prosper

Steve Dyson
Posted on: 30 November 2017

Off The Page

David Hepworth
Posted on: 30 November 2017

The reader must pay!

James Evelegh
Posted on: 30 November 2017

The Vanity, Sanity and Reality of Digital Publishing

Tim De La Salle
Posted on: 30 November 2017

My Publishing Life – Mark Allen

Mark Allen
Posted on: 9 November 2017

This list is based on data from Google Analytics, and is refreshed every 24 hours. (Last updated: 18/12/2017 06:01)

Editor's Pick of Recent News Stories

Posted on: 15 December 2017
Posted on: 15 December 2017
Posted on: 14 December 2017
Posted on: 13 December 2017

Find out more about

Featured job

Insights and Innovations Manager
Salary: Competitive
DC Thomson & Co. Ltd
Dundee

Featured in InPublishing Jobs

InPub Weekly: Sign-up

Click here to sign up for our free weekly email newsletter:

Sign up now!

Magazine registration

Publishing Partners Guide