Since we were founded at Cambridge University in 2009, The Tab has been a platform for the most talented young journalists to report and write, professionally and independently.
We are a new kind of news network – a bottom-up organization that favors originality over rehashed content, reporting over lists, and realizes that newspapers and TV networks suck so much at reporting on young people that young people now deserve to do it themselves.
Our coverage is run by young editors locally and backed up by our newsrooms in London and New York, which support and train Tab reporters.
Our people have broken national stories – like a global scoop on Malia Obama’s college choice – and write for some of the most engaged audiences in journalism.
And our alums are working for Reuters, Vogue, the Guardian, BuzzFeed and the Daily Mail – and three of the four trainees at the Daily Telegraph last year were Tab editors.
We don’t have an agenda. Like the real world, The Tab is a chaotic platform for reporting and debate – one supported by a powerful tech division that spreads local stories to a huge audience.
What we are doing is new and it is ambitious – a powerful, grassroots network of reporters who care about originality and know the value of real journalism and having nothing off-limits.