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World Media Now

WMN trains citizens around the globe to produce digital journalism and distributes that media in innovative ways to a global audience.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Website

Company Summary

Using proprietary curriculum, WMN partners with professional journalists to train citizens in digital journalism. We provide a “Newsroom in a Backpack,” - tech tools to transmit media to our semantic content management system. We distribute to media outlets, foundations, donors and global news junkies through our humanitarian-focused digital magazine. We provide "journalism intelligence," using technology to mine the global data we collect.


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    Ovetta Patrice Sampson

    WMN co-founder Ovetta Sampson is a nationally award-winning journalist with 18 years’ experience in writing and editing who has reported from Nigeria, Egypt, Haiti and more than 30 countries. She most recently wrote stories for The Christian Science Monitor, and has had stories published in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and several national and international publications. For the last eight years she's used her journa

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    Leah Kohlenberg
    Manager Global Training

    Leah Kohlenberg has 12 years’ training experience in the former Soviet Union, starting as a Knight Fellow in Mongolia. She has 20 years’ experience writing, reporting and editing for daily U.S. newspapers, as well as Time magazine in Hong Kong, the Asian Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine. Ms. Kohlenberg developed Nose for News curriculum which WMN uses to train citizen journalists and indigenous communications staff.

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    Nicholas Young
    Chief Tech Guru

    WMN Technology Developer Nicholas Young started his first business at age 8, digitizing analog materials. His chemical make up is entrepreneurial and his excellent programming skills make him extremely valuable in today’s world. Steeped in Web and Print design, software development and website creation there is nothing young about Nicholas’ computer experience. He’s a consummate technologist with an elegant eye toward customer experience.