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Skewed News Tutor

We create mobile apps and videos to help students become more discerning consumers of news and information. We fuel a grassroots movement for better journalism.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Des Moines, IA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2013
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

Skewed News Tutor, a journalist-led startup, produces mobile applications and videos for students and the general public, simplifying the complexities of fair journalism. Instead of trying to change the journalism world directly, we encourage a better understanding of how news can become slanted so the public can demand more fairness and awareness of the potential for bias in reporting.


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    Founder and CEO

    Colleen Bradford Krantz is an author, documentary filmmaker and journalism entrepreneur. She spent a decade as a newspaper reporter before taking her journalism work to these other outlets. Colleen’s latest project is Skewed News Tutor, a start-up company that uses multi-media tools to teach students and others how to become more discerning news consumers. Krantz's first book was “Train to Nowhere." She co-produced a documentary of the same name.

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    Becky Waller Bausman
    Chief Strategy Officer

    A former lifestyle and business magazine writer and editor, Bausman has spent the past 15 years in marketing and business strategy leadership. As Chief Strategy Officer she leads development of go-to-market and positioning strategy, and contributes to development of product and business planning. Becky also works as an independent marketing and business strategy consultant based in Silicon Valley, counseling tech companies' executive leaders.

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    Edward Moody
    Educational Advisor

    Edward Moody is a middle school teacher in the Des Moines School District. He helped write and implement the curriculum plan for the middle school, which is the only public Montessori school in Iowa.