Welcome to Arc Digital.

We’re a news and commentary publication founded in 2016. Since the very beginning, we have stood for responsible intellectual pluralism. And we’re very proud of the community of readers we’ve amassed who share our commitment to good-faith dialogue.

The “pluralism part means we’re committed to publishing a variety of perspectives. Ours is a platform for omnidirectional opinion. But the “responsible” part means we set certain editorial parameters so that our pages don’t turn into a bad-faith free-for-all. We remain open to perspectives from across the spectrum while retaining important editorial constraints.

We are after the smartest takes on the issues most worth discussing, and we want to be the best destination for analysis and commentary around. Our areas of focus include politics, policy, social and cultural issues, world affairs, economics, science, technology, religion, and philosophy. As you can see, we strive to cover “all the pulses of the world,” as Walt Whitman once put it.

If you think Arc represents something good, something worth backing in the world of media, join us. For 8 bucks a month, you help us prove that a better way exists.

Want To Write For Us?

The best way to get a sense of what we’re looking to publish is to read our site. Your pitch can be a quick but nuanced take on recent news, a book review, a scholarly argument shaped for popular consumption, a personal piece rich in insight and verve, or an explainer that helps readers better understand the world. We want to know what your piece is about (the scope), what you’re arguing (the thesis), and who you are. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we can’t guarantee a response.

Send your idea or draft to hi@arcdigital.media.

Subscribe to Arc Digital

Beyond the echo chambers


Nicholas Grossman
Senior Editor of Arc Digital. Poli sci prof at U. Illinois. Politics, national security, culture, and occasional nerdery.
Bonny Brooks
Associate Editor at Arc Digital. Frmr Research Fellow @ Library of Congress. Work in The Independent, HuffPost, BBC World Service, etc.
Berny Belvedere 
Editor in Chief of Arc Digital. I write a newsletter called Belvyland, and prepare Arc's daily newsletter called DiscRep.
Ryan Huber
Co-founder and Editor at Large of Arc Digital, author “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Ethics of Formation”, PhD Ethics, creator of bonhoefferon.substack.com