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Guardian US
Type of site
Online newspaper
Available in English
Owner Guardian Media Group
Created by The Guardian
RegistrationMostly no
Launched2011; 13 years ago (2011)
Current statusActive

Guardian US is the Manhattan-based American online presence of the British print newspaper The Guardian. It launched in September 2011, led by editor-in-chief Janine Gibson, and followed the earlier Guardian America service, [1] which was closed in 2009. Guardian US is only available online. John Mulholland was appointed in January 2018 as the editor of Guardian US. [2] [3] Mulholland left his post at Guardian US in 2022 and was succeeded by Betsy Reed. [4]

Guardian America

Guardian America was created in October 2007 and was highly publicized at the time of its launch on the Guardian Unlimited website. The response from Guardian Unlimited users at the time of Guardian America's creation was mixed, reflecting concern about possible changes. [5]

On July 23, 2008 the Guardian Media Group announced that Caroline Little, the former chief executive and publisher of Washington Post and Newsweek Interactive, would join the Guardian News & Media America operation in the role of special adviser for its expansion in the United States. She also joined the board of ContentNext, the USA-based digital business news publisher that owns, acquired by GNM earlier in that month. [6] Until May 2011, the editor of Guardian America was Michael Tomasky.

The Guardian US won the American Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2014. [7]

Political stance

Guardian News and Media's publications/websites, including the UK parent version and Guardian US, have a left of centre or broadly socially liberal political stance. [8] The publication has also criticized their parent for publishing opinions "...that we believe promoted transphobic viewpoints, including some of the same assertions about gender that US politicians are citing in their push to eliminate trans rights." [9]


Guardian US is controlled by Guardian News and Media (GNM). GNM is controlled by Guardian Media Group (GMG), which is controlled by the Scott Trust Limited, a company which aims to ensure the editorial independence of GMG's publications and websites. [10]


  1. ^ "Guardian News & Media press release: Guardian unveils US url". The Guardian. London. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  2. ^ "John Mulholland". Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Paul Webster appointed new editor of The Observer". The Guardian. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  4. ^ Mullin, Benjamin (July 14, 2022). "Guardian names Betsy Reed, The Intercept's top editor, to run its U.S. newsroom". The New York Times. ISSN  0362-4331. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
  5. ^ Michael Tomasky, Comment is free: Welcome to Guardian America Guardian America, October 23, 2007
  6. ^ Jemima Kiss, GNM hires ex-Washington Post web chief The Guardian, July 23, 2008
  7. ^ "2014 Pulitzer Prizes". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  8. ^ Walt, Vivienne (2013-08-15). "The Browser: Analyzing the tech biz". Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  9. ^ "Why we take issue with the Guardian's stance on trans rights in the UK | Sam Levin, Mona Chalabi and Sabrina Siddiqui". the Guardian. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Guardian Media Group". 2013-03-31. Retrieved 2013-08-21.