About Us

Noema is an award-winning magazine exploring the transformations sweeping our world. We publish essays, interviews, reportage, videos and art on the overlapping realms of technology, philosophy, governance, economics, geopolitics and culture. In doing so, our unique approach is to get out of the usual lanes and cross disciplines, social silos and cultural boundaries. From artificial intelligence and the climate crisis to the future of democracy and capitalism, Noema Magazine seeks a deeper understanding of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.

In ancient Greek, noēma means “thinking” or the “object of thought.” And that is our intention: to delve deeply into the critical issues transforming the world today, at length and with historical context, in order to illuminate new pathways of thought in a way not possible through the immediacy of daily media.

Published online and in print by the Berggruen Institute, Noema grew out of a previous publication called The WorldPost, which was first a partnership with HuffPost and later with The Washington Post. Noema publishes thoughtful, rigorous, adventurous pieces by voices from both inside and outside the institute. While committed to using journalism to help build a more sustainable and equitable world, we do not promote any particular set of national, economic or partisan interests.


2024 LA Press Club’s SoCal Journalism Awards:

2024 ASME Best Cover Contest:

  • Readers’ Choice: Best Conceptual Cover

2023 LA Press Club’s SoCal Journalism Awards:

2023 ASME Awards For Photography And Illustration:

2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards:

2022 Lowell Thomas Journalism Award:

2022 ASME Awards For Photography And Illustration: