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.
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.
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.