Coming January 6: The Informant

Original reporting and intelligence on hate and extremism in America today

Welcome to The Informant by me, Nick R. Martin.

Racism and hate are thriving in the United States today. Emboldened hate groups and so-called “lone wolves” are menacing and killing Americans. The crisis demands action and dogged, quality journalism. I’m launching The Informant because the public urgently needs better information and intelligence into the scope of the crisis and what's fueling it.

I’ve spent my career reporting on and exposing white supremacists, neo-Nazis, militias and other extremists for publications like Talking Points Memo, The Daily Beast and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Beginning on January 6, I’ll bring you The Informant with intelligence and original reporting based on sources I’ve developed over my career to help you better understand this American crisis. I’ll also keep you updated on the must-read journalism being produced elsewhere so you can stay on top of the important trends and developments in this arena.

For the first few months, The Informant will be free to receive. But real reporting on these topics costs real money. So later in the year, I'll ask you to start paying a little bit per month to continue getting every email. I believe this work is worth supporting, and I hope you will, too.

Sign up now to start receiving The Informant when it launches.

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