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, NY, US
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
The Outline was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in New York, NY, US

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Key People/Management at The Outline

Nicole Dalessandro

Nicole Dalessandro

Director, Creative Strategy
Elias Rothblatt

Elias Rothblatt

VP Operations
Josh Topolsky

Josh Topolsky

EVP & Editor-In-Chief, Culture & Innovation
Ivar Vong

Ivar Vong

VP Engineering, Brand Development
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The Outline Office Locations

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

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$10.2 m


In total, The Outline had raised $10.2 m

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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

Unfair trade

Coursing through the veins of the modern world and the modern subject alike, coffee is the spirit of exploitation in brewed form.

An open letter to my dog, who won’t come out from under the couch

Nora, please. Come out from under the couch.

“We just intuit what they need”: A zookeeper describes caring for animals during the coronavirus outbreak

The seventh part of "As Told To," our ongoing series about how the coronavirus is reordering peoples’ lives.

Transfixed by Scott Stapp’s big Christian energy

The Creed frontman offered a model of religious ostentatiousness for believers and nonbelievers alike.

Hanging on the telephone

The pandemic has turned our social lives into software.

Masks through the ages

More and more, it seems like a good idea to wear a mask when you go out in public. Here is some mask inspo for your perusal.
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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 Nicole Dalessandro, Elias Rothblatt and Josh Topolsky.

  • How many employees does The Outline have?

    The Outline has 8 employees.

  • Who are The Outline competitors?

    Competitors of The Outline include Smashcast, Tab Media and Brut..

  • 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.