About Us
Digital Journal is a global digital media network with contributors from around the world. Reaching an audience of millions of monthly visitors, Digital Journal blends a new media approach with proprietary technology, data and social tool sets to deliver a unique and engaging experience. Digital Journal publishes to multiple platforms, from Web to FacebookTwitter and more.
The Vision
Digital Journal is recognized as a pioneer and leader in social news, blending professional content with high-quality user-generated contributions to inform our audience about what’s happening around the world.Digital Journal formed its roots in media as a glossy magazine distributed coast-to-coast in Canada and the United States. But with the rise of the Internet, mobile technologies and social media, we recognized the media industry was irreversibly changing and so Digital Journal evolved into a modern media organization that is a technology company at its core. We set out to build a media business from the ground-up to be Digital First and social in nature, with proprietary technology as the backbone.We are a group of passionate journalists and programmers who deeply understand the critical role technology plays in telling stories and engaging audiences.
The Innovation
Digital Journal’s vision is to completely re-imagine and build a totally new type of media organization. In order to reach scale and be more responsive to modern demands, our team recognized we needed to build a media company on 3 core pillars:
Management
Chris Hogg
Chris is a co-founder of Digital Journal. He is an entrepreneur who has worked in publishing, digital media, broadcasting, advertising, social media & marketing. As an editorial and digital strategist, Chris has a deep passion for new technologies and disruptive, high-growth digital businesses where technology & digital media intersect. Chris started his career in media with Digital Journal Inc. when he joined the company as a freelance journalist. Moving from freelancer, to editor, to partner, Chris spearheaded the company’s full transition to digital as a platform that now reaches millions of readers per month. With a broadcast journalism background Chris has also worked with many media companies including CBC News, Fifth Estate, CBC Sports, CTV News, City News, CP24, Global News, Business News Network, Space, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Postmedia & dozens of syndicated TV & radio networks. In 2012 Chris co-founded a social media & content marketing company called /newsrooms, a network dedicated to providing continuous content marketing and social media coverage for brands. The company has grown a client portfolio that includes brands like Osler, KPMG, Sony, TD Bank, Queensway Audi, Citrix, SiteScout and more. The company has won international media coverage and praise as an innovator in social media and marketing. Connect with Chris on LinkedInFacebook & Twitter. Notable achievement: Recipient, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013
Alex Chumak
Alex Chumak is the Chief Technical Officer for Digital Journal. He is responsible for all stages of product development and support including hardware infrastructure deployment which includes clustered webservers, to database management with replication to handle millions of monthly visitors.Alex holds a degree in computer science, with Masters work done in artificial intelligence and robotics.
David Silverberg
David Silverberg is the former editor-in-chief of Digital Journal Inc.
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