The Outline

The Outline is a new kind of publication. The company's goal is to tell the most fascinating stories about power, culture, and the future every single day in a truly different way.
HQNew York, US
The Outline was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in New York, US

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Key People/Management at The Outline

Erika Allen

Erika Allen

Executive Editor
Nicole Dalessandro

Nicole Dalessandro

Director, Creative Strategy
Leah Finnegan

Leah Finnegan

Features Director
Jeremy Gordon

Jeremy Gordon

Culture Editor
Brandy Jensen

Brandy Jensen

Social Editor
Casey Johnston

Casey Johnston

Future Editor
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The Outline Office Locations

The Outline has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
New York, NY, USA
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The Outline Financials and Metrics

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In total, The Outline had raised $10.2 m

The Outline Online and Social Media Presence

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The Outline News and Updates

The Outline has been dogged by controversy, but founder Josh Topolsky wants to move beyond it with his new tech publication, Input

Josh Topolsky, founder of The Outline, is creating a new technology-focused publication called Input. The announcement comes after The Outline was criticized for laying off its writing staff and relying on freelancers.  Topolsky said he planned to use full-timers to staff Input as well as The Outl…

Freelance writers are rebelling against The Outline

After The Outline laid off its staff writers, a group of freelancers is letting the culture website know that they won’t write for it. Yesterday, news broke that the Josh Topolsky-founded media company The Outline laid off its two remaining full-time staff writers. Though the company had raised a s…

The Outline has laid off all of its staff writers

The media startup’s last two full-time writers were let go today. Others seem to have been let go as well. The Outline, the Joshua Topolsky-founded culture website, laid off the last of its staff writers today. On Twitter, one staff writer, Paris Martineau, announced the shakeup. I’ve confirmed tha…

Founder of media startup The Outline downplays staff cuts

Cuts hit the culture website The Outline. This morning, the culture media website the Outline laid off editorial staff from its Power section. According to tweets from the section’s former editor, Emilie Friedlander, both she and staff writer Gaby Del Valle were let go. Friedlander described it as …

The Outline Blogs

Mieczyslaw Weinberg's newly-nominated symphonies deserve the Best Classical Grammy

A new recording shows the Soviet Jewish composer to be one of the 20th century's great classical music talents.

Send your kids outside

Parents are afraid of all the wrong things for our children.

The house liquor of the Muslim world

How Johnnie Walker Black became the favorite drink of the world's biggest religion.

‘Parasite’ and the rise of Revolutionary Gothic

An emergent genre explores how class conflict is always part ghost story, and how the only answer is insurrection.

Does this $50 tuning fork spark joy?

Marie Kondo has started an online store, because she is a celebrity, and celebrities love selling you useless crap.

Netflix’s Reed Hastings is a coward

The streaming service is happy to pretend it's a moral force bringing the power of documentary filmmaking to new markets. Until that becomes inconvenient.
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The Outline Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was The Outline founded?

    The Outline was founded in 2016.

  • Who are The Outline key executives?

    The Outline's key executives are Erika Allen, Nicole Dalessandro and Leah Finnegan.

  • Who are The Outline competitors?

    Competitors of The Outline include Tab Media, Substack and Deutsche Startups.

  • Where is The Outline headquarters?

    The Outline headquarters is located at New York, NY, USA, New York.

  • Where are The Outline offices?

    The Outline has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does The Outline have?

    The Outline has 1 office.