Mission and Values

Behind Talkies is an innovative publisher offering independent and accurate journalism.

Behind Talkies gives voice to the voiceless, therefore bringing unbiased and plural perspectives to its engaged audience. Behind Talkies’ firm belief is that accurate information can be reported only through openness and plurality.

Behind Talkies has an ambitious objective: to report trustworthy news created by an independent, open community of contributors, ranging from professional journalists to passionate writers, independently of one’s opinion, angle and views. It is a democratic, but curated, news platform where everyone has a voice.

As a consequence, Behind Talkies’ mission is:

  • To give to its contributors an international, curated, and professional platform to let their voices be heard.
  • To give to its readers from around the world an independent, authoritative, trustworthy, and unbiased international news platform where they can find a plurality of points of view in the same unique space.

Behind Talkiess is independent.

Behind Talkiesis free from any political, corporate or religious influences. Behind Talkies encourages different perspectives and views on the same or various subjects. Behind Talkies does not have a political or economic agenda. It stands for neutrality achieved through openness and plurality. Behind Talkies’ purpose is to serve a general audience.

BlastiBehind Talkies is open and democratic.

Behind Talkies has an innovative newsroom based in London. The team is composed of journalists from around the world who act as a hub to educate the blasters on best practices and oversee the quality of the content published. We do not believe that a linear and traditional form of publishing can guarantee the quality of our features and do not apply any Editorial pressure on the blasters to write, or not write, about any news articles they wish to produce. We have developed the technology to promote and publish the most interesting and high-quality news from all over the globe.

Behind Talkies is meritocratic.

Behind Talkies’ compensation system rewards quality, measured in terms of the engaged readership each news article gets, and in terms of subscriber interest. This innovative system has allowed us to give to our contributors around €12.0M as cash compensation since the company set-up. The compensation scheme is fully disclosed. Our revenue comes from advertisements sold on article pages and, in the near future, from subscriptions.

Behind Talkies is authoritative and trustworthy.

Behind Talkies makes a great effort to identify and promote the highest quality news. The quality of the news is guaranteed both by human curations and proprietary algorithms. Curation is done before the publishing of any news. The algorithms play a role both before the news is published and after publication (deciding which news articles to promote and which to keep live without promotion).