Cranford, NJ — Today the national civil rights organization American Atheists announced the acquisition of OnlySky Media, a digital media platform dedicated to protecting America’s secular democracy through journalism, storytelling, and commentary.
Launched in 2022, OnlySky Media brought together more than 100 atheist, humanist, and other secular writers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to tell the stories of the fastest growing religious demographic in the United States: the nonreligious.
“American Atheists has supported OnlySky’s vital work from launch,” said Nick Fish, president of American Atheists. “Telling the stories of the people who make up our community is the single most impactful way for us to end stigma, fight harmful stereotypes, and build long-term political power. We are excited about the opportunity to continue telling those stories.”
Over the coming months, American Atheists and OnlySky Media leadership, including Chief Content Officer Dale McGowan and Chief Impact Officer Sarah Levin, will be meeting with writers, subscribers, and other stakeholders to plan the next phase of OnlySky Media’s journey — now as a nonprofit, while continuing to focus on impactful, mission-driven storytelling with purpose.
“American Atheists is a natural partner for OnlySky,” said McGowan. “We both believe that it’s vital to embrace the diversity of this community, along with our shared values, to build a better world today—and for those who come after us.”
McGowan will continue to oversee content from OnlySky Media writers and creators, including podcasts from Sasha Sagan (Strange Customs with Sasha Sagan) and Dr. Anthony Pinn (Pinn Drop with Anthony Pinn).
“I’ve worked with the team at American Atheists for almost a decade and am thrilled to continue that partnership now with OnlySky,” said Levin. “As an advocate, an activist, and an organizer, I know how important stories are when we’re trying to get things done. And that’s what American Atheists is focused on: getting things done for our community.”
“I’m pleased that OnlySky will continue its work under the American Atheists umbrella, one of the most effective voices for atheists, agnostics, and the nonreligious in the nation,” said Shawn Hardin, founder and former Chief Executive Officer of OnlySky Media. “I look forward to continuing to advise the team through this transition period, building on our successes, and seeing what comes next.”