About How to Help

How to Help is a digital media startup that connects you with ways to do something about the day’s big news stories. You know what’s happening in the world. You know the news cycle can be a dumpster fire. We bridge the gap between “that’s too bad” and “what can we do?”

How to Help works in the news cycle to publish quick, easy, trusted steps to changing a story. We also provide deeper context with long-form articles, guides, first-person essays and other digital content to help our readers understand and impact the news.

Our manifesto

If you're like us, your digital life is one big, fast news feed. Some of this news is messed up. Our mission is to connect people with ways to do something about it — before all our concern fades into the next news cycle. Our editorial focus: news that isn't fair, isn't right, isn't cool.

Want to write for us? Check out our contributor's guide.