Today, I’m stepping down from The Intercept to focus on building Field of Vision, which marks its second year of commissioning and creating short-form visual journalism.
I am thankful to The Intercept viewers who have embraced our films. The Field of Vision archive and new films will move to our website at www.fieldofvision.org.
I joined First Look Media in 2013 to commission and produce nonfiction films, and I am excited to expand that work. Field of Vision will remain part of the nonprofit journalism mission of First Look Media, alongside The Intercept. While we will continue to collaborate with The Intercept on stories, Field of Vision will also expand its partnerships with other news organizations and distribution platforms internationally.
The mission of Field of Vision will remain the same — to commission filmmakers to respond quickly to global events through cinema. I believe deeply in the power of images to transform how we understand the world. In our first year, our films included a six-part series about Syrian refugees and a behind-the-scenes look at the student protests at the University of Missouri.
I’m deeply thankful to Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Betsy Reed for their leadership at The Intercept. I believe The Intercept fulfills an essential adversarial role in the landscape of U.S. journalism, and I’m proud to have been a part of it.