Guiding Values


Humanity empowers technology

We believe that humanity, not technology, is what truly drives innovation. We are devoted to bringing to the forefront the human stories that are at the heart of every new technology in order to promote empathy as a core value within the tech community.


Diversity and inclusiveness at heart

We publish Offscreen in the spirit of inclusiveness. We strive for a diverse group of contributors and readers alike, but also realise that we can always do more to better represent the diversity of our community. (More on this here.)


Our readers are paramount

First and foremost, we serve our readers who pay our bills and make Offscreen a sustainable business. Every decision is made with the interests of our loyal readership (and their ongoing support) in mind.


Promoting environmental sustainability

We take great efforts to minimise our environmental footprint by using recycled materials and vegetable oil-based inks, as well as optimising our supply chain, and (where possible) not pulping unsold copies.


Unswerving editorial independence

The selection of contributors and the stories we publish is decided purely on the value we think they provide to our readers. We do not accept payments to promote products or companies (except in the case of our sponsor pages, see 8).


Print is a complementary medium

We don't believe print is dead. We believe that print and digital will continue to co-exist as different, but complementary devices, each stimulating particular modes of thinking for particular moments of our day.


Encouraging openness and transparency

We encourage transparency in everything we do and commit to regularly sharing our process and decisions through our blog and . We remain open and responsive to feedback and questions — emails are usually answered within 24 hours.


Supported through sponsorships

We realise that the support of third parties is crucial in making Offscreen viable. We are proud of working with companies that understand the value of unobtrusive sponsorships and a great reader experience. Sponsors are clearly marked as such and have no influence on the editorial process.


Growth not for growth's sake

We recognise the value in being nimble and independent. We believe success shouldn't be measured in sales figures only. Therefore, we don't pursue growth for growth's sake, but only if the above values can be upheld.

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