Empowering the success
of digital media entrepreneurs

Empowering the success
of digital media entrepreneurs

WHO WE ARE

We are a diverse team of journalists, entrepreneurs, professors, and consultants who represent a network of more than 1,000 digital publishers in 24 countries in Latin America, Spain, the United States, and Canada.

WHAT WE DO

We help independent digital media leaders build stronger organizations and develop sustainable business models.

We provide journalists and other social entrepreneurs business and technical training, market intelligence, networking opportunities, consulting and financial support.

OUR HISTORY

SembraMedia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in the United States in 2015 by Janine Warner and Mijal Iastrebner. Janine is a digital journalism, entrepreneur, author, and former Knight Fellow with the International Center for Journalists. Mijal is a journalist and entrepreneur who has also worked as a management consultant and designer of online learning projects. At SembraMedia, we are thankful for the many organizations that have supported our work, including the International Center for Journalists, the Institute for Nonprofit News, Luminate Group, Omidyar Network, Google News Initiative, The Lenfest Institute, The Cook Family Foundation, the Meta Journalism Project, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, and numerous individual donors, including Mark and Linda Jenkins, Patricia Torres-Burd, Ariadna Coto, David LaFontaine, and Janine Warner.

WHAT INSPIRES US

While we focus on Spanish-language projects in Latin America, the United States, Canada, and Spain, we are always delighted when our work encourages new projects anywhere in the world. In 2022, we launched Project Oasis, a new research study on the sustainability of digital native media in more than 40 countries in Europe. Our goal is to produce an interactive media directory and publish a final report by early 2023. Watch this space!

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