What is The War Horse—and what is its mission?

The War Horse is an independent, nonprofit newsroom, based in North Carolina, that publishes investigative journalism about the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Our mission is to be the trusted authority on Post-9/11 conflict by sharing on-the-ground, personal perspectives from those who were there and those who waited patiently behind.

Each story we publish is distributed in a manner designed to maximize impact. Most of our stories are offered free of charge for publication or broadcast.

How are you funded? 

We are funded almost entirely through donations; we do accept advertising and sometimes sell content. 

Can I donate?

Yes, please. Click here to donate. Contributions are tax deductible in the U.S. to the extent permitted by law.

How much does all of this cost?

Funding a newsroom consists of marketing costs, legal review, a team of journalists and support staff, and so much more. Sponsoring one veteran to mentored and published averages $1,200 while one of our multimedia features ranges between $5,000 and $10,000. One multimedia KIA profile in The Echoes Project averages $7,500 to $10,000. Investigations are MUCH more time-consuming and expensive. 

Who works at The War Horse and how can I contact them? 

We have a growing news staff of reporters, advisors, editors and producers; there is also a small administrative staff. See the full list, here.

How do I interview a staffer with The War Horse, or book a reporter with The War Horse for my radio/TV show?

Contact our director of communications at Kristen.Munoz@thewarhorse.org.

I have a story for you to cover. Where can I send it? What details should I include?

The address is contactus@thewarhorse.org A short summary of what you think needs attention is the best way to start. You’ll hear from us if we’d like to hear details or see documents.

I’m an editor. Who do I get in touch with about partnering on a story?

Please e-mail our editor at Anna.Hiatt@thewarhorse.org. 

Can I republish one of your stories?

Yes. Unless otherwise noted, you can republish our articles and graphics (but not our photographs) for free. You just have to credit us and link to us, and you can’t edit our material or sell it separately. If you’re republishing online, you have to include all links. We’re licensed under Creative Commons, which provides the legal details. (The license says “no commercial use.” We’re fine with ads appearing on the same page as republished stories, but you can’t resell the stories or sell ads specifically targeted to them.) If you have questions, contact Kristen.Munoz@thewarhorse.org.

Are you hiring?

We do occasionally have openings—you’re welcome to check out our jobs page for the latest. 

Do you have a code of conduct for your reporters and other employees?

Read our Reporting Standards

How can I request a correction? 

You can send any concerns or corrections to ContactUs@thewarhorse.org.