Bites Media

Our Story

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In 2017, when respect and engagement with trusted news organizations were at an all-time low, Nick and Emily founded Bites Media, combining their collective experience in media and education to transform the next generation’s engagement with news.


Nick grew up deeply entrenched in the news industry. While working at The Wall Street Journal, he saw firsthand the decline in engagement and trust, specifically among younger generations. 

Emily taught in general education and special needs classrooms as a learning disabilities specialist. She transitioned to coach middle and high school teachers in leveraging curricular solutions. Emily ensures the Bites experience reflects the voice and needs of the student and incorporates best practices for classroom engagement.


Nick and Emily came together to figure out how to address the problem of all-time lows in student engagement and trust in the news.

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Our Principles

We believe in prioritizing a foundation of understanding and fostering deep engagement to cultivate informed citizens and civic action.

We believe breaking news and current events have civic implications. 

We believe free press and public education are essential pillars of democracy. 

We believe it is our civic duty to be informed citizens that go beyond simply casting a vote. 


What We Do


Bites Media is a news and information platform for middle and high school students.

Bites provides educators, parents, and students access to trusted, engaging, and authentic news.

By leveraging educational best practices used in both general and special education programs, we provide accessibility to important social and civic issues.


Bites crafts and publishes interactive, multimedia news stories that provide the facts with rich context from diverse viewpoints.

We work with graduate and undergraduate journalism students to pull 10+ sources into one place


We take a unique approach in reporting current events.

Not only do we utilize an explanatory journalistic approach, but we also make explicit connections between what is happening and why it matters to democracy and citizenry. 

This approach is proven to increase student engagement by at least 3x. 

Our platform invites students of any ability to learn about the world while supporting critical media literacy skills.

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-National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) 

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