Nick Penniman

Founder and CEO

Prior to founding Issue One, Nick was the founder and executive director of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, director of the Schuman Center for Media and Democracy, publisher of the Washington Monthly Magazine, director of the Alliance for Democracy, and an editor at various publications, including the American Prospect and the Lincoln Journal. He is coauthor of “Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy And What We Can Do About It,” published by Bloomsbury in 2016, and writes and appears regularly in various media outlets. He serves on multiple nonprofit boards, including OpenSecrets, and is a trustee of St. Lawrence University.

Recent op-eds from Nick:

  • The Hill: Social media companies are media companies. Congress should start treating them that way
  • The Hill: There is a bipartisan path forward on election and voter protections
  • The Fulcrum: Six things we must do to save our democracy and protect our elections in 2022