What Is The Contender?

The Contender is made up of a group of journalists who wanted to make something different in an era of echo-chambers and fake news.

That's why we created a quarterly magazine that delves into the details behind news stories.

We like to think of it as filling the middle ground between academia and journalism by combining interesting writing with hard facts and intellectual arguments.

We are a politically balanced publication. Each individual journalist has their own opinion but as a magazine we are not aligned with any party.

Finally, we see the arts as an equally effective way of making political commentary and reaching our audience.