Every story contains the world.
THRU is about people reflecting the world with multimedia. It is a community media, for profit. It is a voice that grapples with topics of universal importance while relating to personal concerns. Contributors may submit from anywhere in the world and may have no training in journalism or writing, because these details have become false gatekeepers. Our editorial process aims to bring subjectivity to light. We are unbroken by the false objectivity that the corporate media worldview projects. There is no objective journalism. The writer is the writing and the description is not the described.
To develop a social publishing platform that reflects the world through relationship, wields the power of media to fill social-economic gaps, to provide professional opportunities for the public, and increase participation in the arts.
THRU was developed in 2015 from the intellectual matter of several contributors. Arts reviews associated with a defunct non-profit (InterArts) merged with the publisher’s personal blog and podcast, Horizon at End Times. Soon, it became Ambit Magazine, which spoke to this idea of using a local position to foster global relationships. By July 2015, the idea had evolved into “Thru” as it expressed the subjectivity of our voice. With modest crowdsourcing, the first year of baseline expenses were secured. Work on a new business model continues.
THRU is privately owned by Thru Media LLC, based in Portland, Oregon, and its managers act as Publisher and Chief Editor. We happily offer for hire all the creative personnel and technical services that go into the content of this publication. Please inquire using our contact page if you have any questions.
Publisher, Sean R. Ongley
Chief Editor, Kathleen Dolan