What is Spunt.?
Spunt. is an independent group dedicated to analyzing the big issues in society and public life, and providing fresh perspectives to the public debate. In a country with too much noise and not enough thinking, Spunt. tries to give context and shed new light on what is going on around us. Our writers tackle Maltese and international current affairs, economics, politics, and historical issues, often exploring how these intersect and overlap.
We do not seek to report the news but rather help explain how we got here – and where we may be heading next. Spunt. goes beyond the headlines. We’re not here to tell you what to think, we just want to stir the conversation. Our goal is to ensure that everyone, regardless of income, status, and education, can access insightful information that empowers them.
Our Guiding Principles
For the People, By the People.
At Spunt., our readers are our priority. We understand that not everyone is a subject expert, so we work diligently to break things down, ensuring our content is accessible and easily understood by everyone.
Knowledge Should Be Shared.
Explanatory journalism isn’t just about informing; it’s about empowering. We believe in the power of understanding and its ability to create a more informed and compassionate society. That’s why we strive to keep our insights open for all.
At Spunt., we don’t take things at face value. Every topic, every angle is explored with curiosity and rigor. We don’t start with set conclusions; instead, we let our exploration guide our understanding.
Amplifying the Overlooked.
We’re not just here to talk about the popular topics. We give voice to issues and perspectives that often go unheard in mainstream discussions. By shining a light on these, we enrich the public discourse.
Diversity in Deliberation.
Before our content reaches you, it’s discussed and debated by our diverse team, representing varied backgrounds, beliefs, and political viewpoints. This ensures that what you read is not just one person’s perspective, but a collective insight shaped by many.
At Spunt., our articles emerge from the works of authors with varied educational backgrounds and political leanings. Yet, you won’t find bylines. This anonymity is deliberate. It ensures that the spotlight remains firmly on the content, arguments, and insights, rather than the personalities behind them. By sidestepping individual recognition, our writers delve into subjects and keep the focus where it matters most: on enlightening discourse and the exploration of ideas.
How are we funded?
Back in 2021, Spunt emerged from a clear observation: many media outlets adeptly reported news and offered commentary, but there remained a noticeable gap in genuinely helping audiences understand the deeper reasons behind events. With this in mind, Spunt embarked on a mission to bridge this understanding chasm.
Our journey began with the Spunt community members pitching in, pooling together their contributions. These initial funds played a pivotal role in launching our website and promoting our early content. As time went on, Spunt evolved. Today, we have expanded our offerings and introduced a variety of services that cater to our audience’s diverse needs. These initiatives not only enrich our mission but also ensure Spunt’s sustainability and promise for the future.