Have a tip for Slate? We have several ways to get in touch with Slate reporters and editors, depending on your level of need for encryption and anonymity.
Please note that tips do not include feedback, press releases, or pitches. To get in touch about any of those, use the contact information listed here.
You can send us messages to our general account at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that email is not encrypted. Do not use your work account or contact us using your office Wi-Fi, computer, or phone if you are at risk of reprisal.
Emails for specific reporters can be found here.
USPS is an easy way to send us tips and documents. For anonymity, use a public mailbox and don’t include your return address.
1707 L St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20036
SecureDrop, a project of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, is our most secure option for digitally communicating with Slate reporters and editors. Its technology allows you to send encrypted messages or documents to Slate anonymously, though no system is 100 percent secure. Only a few Slate staffers have direct access to Slate’s SecureDrop server, which is under the physical control of Slate.
Please note that when you submit certain types of files through SecureDrop, you may be sending us metadata associated with that file. Additionally, the content of the messages you send and receive through SecureDrop may include personally identifiable information.
Since the system uses the Tor browser instead of conventional browsers (like Chrome or Safari), it takes a few extra steps to set up. When using SecureDrop, you’ll want to use devices you own on public Wi-Fi—not home or work networks.
As of May 2019, our SecureDrop is undergoing maintenance. In the meantime, please use the methods above to contact us.