Inside Higher Ed is the leading digital media company serving the higher education space. Born digital in the 21st Century at the height of the Internet revolution, our publication has become the trusted, go-to source of online news, thought leadership, and opinion over the last decade.
Their mission is to serve the entire higher education ecosystem - individuals, institutions, corporations, and nonprofits - with the best editorial and marketing solutions in their space. As a truly mission-driven organization, they are proud to have earned the trust and loyalty of their readers by speaking as a fiercely independent voice on the pressing issues of the day.
Inside Higher Ed was founded in 2004 by three executives with decades of expertise in higher education journalism and recruitment. They believed that higher education was evolving quickly and radically, and that the time was right for new models of providing information and career services for professionals in academe.
So they conceived of Inside Higher Ed with a few underlying principles:
Excellence. They believe deeply in the many missions of colleges and universities: shaping minds, training workers, engaging in discovery. To carry out those missions, the people who work in higher education need the best news and information possible about their professional world. By “best,” they mean above all accurate, thorough and reliable. They also care about history, about context, about nuance -- one of the reasons they love being part of higher education is that the toughest issues here aren’t simple. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll necessarily like everything they publish on this site: they take their watchdog role seriously and will do plenty of hard-hitting investigative reporting, sparing no sacred cows.
Accessibility. You don’t need an expense account any more to get the best news, information and career services. At Inside Higher Ed, they’ve eliminated or lowered barriers based on cost. All of their content is free -- so everyone can be an insider. Job seekers, too, can use virtually all of their services without paying a dime. And employers will find a comprehensive suite of jobs services at prices that every institution can afford. In every way, this is a site for everyone in higher education.
Community. If they're doing their jobs well, everyone who works in or cares about higher education should feel, every day, that this site is produced for them. This is a gathering place for all of the many constituents and diverse institutions that make up the rich web of higher education. At Inside Higher Ed, you’ll find no pecking orders or second-class citizens.
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