Evolve Politics is a truly independent, shared equity media outlet, providing incisive news reporting and investigative journalism that highlights and exposes injustice, inequality and unfairness within UK politics, and throughout society in general.
Who, what, where, why, when?
What is Evolve Politics?
Who runs Evolve Politics?
Evolve Politics is owned and managed by just two people, Tom D. Rogers (51%) and Jessica Miller (49%). Tom and Jess are partners in both business and life, and live in Cambridgeshire with their two cats.
Tom D. RogersCo-Founder, Contributing Editor
Jess MillerCo-Founder, Contributing Editor
Who funds Evolve Politics?
Evolve Politics is funded by small donations from our readers and advertising revenue from our website. That’s it.
Our average monthly donation is £2.50, and our largest single monthly donor contributes £25 a month. We also receive one-off donations which average out at £5 each. Our largest single donor this year contributed £25. Our largest single donor of all time contributed £500.
Evolve’s two Senior Editors and owners, Tom D. Rogers and Jessica Miller, write, create, edit and publish the vast majority of Evolve‘s output. For this work, they both take a wage of £700 each a month – which represents their sole income. When Evolve publishes articles written by other writers, we always offer to reimburse them fairly. Evolve also maintains a set amount aside for legal funds and unexpected costs in case it is needed.
All the revenue Evolve generates is spent on these outgoings, plus standard business costs such as website hosting, technical equipment and software.
Evolve have also never received any outside funding. We also do not accept paid articles or corporate sponsorships as we hold our independence and the ability to express our own opinions above any potential financial gain.
You can find full details of our financial accounts via this link.
Why does Evolve Politics exist?
Over the past decade, social media has completely transformed the way people read news. With the vast majority of people now getting their news from Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, newspaper sales are in almost terminal decline and the old way of informing the public has been completely usurped by far more convenient digitally-based alternatives.
Over this same decade, the brutal fallout of the 2008 financial crash caused politics to be turned on its head both in the UK and throughout the world.
In Britain, this unprecedented socioeconomic upheaval led to the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader in 2015, and saw a newly invigorated Labour Party, advocating hugely popular Democratic Socialist policies, secure its biggest election swing in over 70 years.
With Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party claiming 40% of the vote in 2017, it became clear there was a huge groundswell of support throughout the country for truly transformative politics. However, still to this day, supposedly left-wing progressive mainstream media outlets such as the The Guardian, The Independent and The Daily Mirror, have been incredibly slow to observe and adapt their reporting to reflect this palpably changing mood among the vast majority of their audience.
This failure of the mainstream media to cater for their audience has resulted in a massive rise in popularity for new left media outlets such as The Canary, Novara Media, The Skwawkbox, and, of course, ourselves, Evolve Politics.
Our content is entirely written, edited and published, not by privately-educated journalists, but by ordinary people with real-life experience of the subjects they report on.
Furthermore, Evolve will never be owned by a tax avoiding billionaire, or financially supported by huge corporations – meaning we are free to publish our work without constraint or censorship.
Evolve Politics will focus on breaking political news, ideas, and key developments, as well as cases of injustice, unfairness and inequality from across the UK, and the rest of the world.
Is Evolve Politics really "truly independent"?
Yes. Evolve Politics is 100% independent – meaning that, unlike the vast proportion of mainstream media outlets, we have no wealthy financial backers supporting us, and no political or corporate ties influencing our output.
What we are, however, is biased – and unashamedly so. Evolve Politics are biased against injustice, inequality and unfairness – and our reporting will always attempt to uphold and reflect these non-negotiable ethics.
Want more details?
Evolve always aim to be as transparent as humanly possible, and we are always open to collaboration with likeminded people.
So, if you need more details about our operation, or if you want to ask a question or have a proposal you wish to make, please do not hesitate to contact us via this link.