Welcome to InsideSources.

We’re very excited to offer this innovative concept in news.

There is an ever growing number of news sites and writers who promulgate the same stale opinions and confuse snark for analysis. It’s no wonder that Washington seems more divided than ever with all sides offering only washed-up ideas. InsideSources is setting out to change that. We are finding smart, fresh voices to help shape policy surrounding some of the most important issues of our time.

I’ve had a number of people ask me whether we’re trying to take on Vox or the New York Times, which have both recently offered similarly high-minded goals for how to explain news to their audiences. My answer is quite simply—NO.

InsideSources is a startup. We wouldn’t succeed going head-to-head with large news organizations. We’re small and nimble, and these attributes give us an opportunity to identify some unique, untapped markets in what is otherwise a very saturated industry.

InsideSources is doing three things that set us apart from our competitors:

1) Policy War Room. Insiders know how essential it is to follow the day’s top stories. Every morning, we’ll be presenting a curated aggregation of the news you need to read. Sign up for InsideAlerts to receive these directly to your inbox, and you can check back to our site throughout the day for live updates. We intend to be the one essential site you visit every morning to find out what’s happening on the issues you care about most. Initially, we’re starting with energy and tech policy, but this will soon expand.

2) Thought-Provoking Original Content. InsideSources is elevating debate with opinion, news, and analysis from policy and industry experts. We’re a non-partisan news organization that knows our politically-sophisticated readers expect more than the same boring talking points. Our original news articles will provide investigative detail on issues overlooked by traditional media. Our opinion content is not coming from pundits. We’re working with experts and stakeholders—scholars, business leaders, policymakers, and former government officials.

3) National Syndication. As we have spoken to the editors and publishers of newspapers nationwide, they’ve expressed a pain point. Most nationally syndicated opinion content is written by pundits rehashing the same talking points and getting paid too much for doing so. Our syndication partners want to run high-quality content that is also reasonably priced. InsideSources is offering any newspaper an opportunity to join our syndication network and run our original content for free. Our writers are experts in their fields, and many have written for or are regularly cited by leading publications, like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. InsideSources intends to disrupt how news content is distributed and licensed.

I look forward to getting to know you as we develop this business. If you have any questions, suggestions, or other comments, feel free to contact me anytime.

All the best,

Shawn McCoy
Phone: 330-207-5893
e-mail: [email protected]