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The Mission

Worldcrunch delivers the best global journalism previously shut off from English language readers: selecting, translating and editing content from top foreign-language outlets.

The Method

The most relevant foreign-language stories are produced in English by Worldcrunch staff and contributors around the globe, deployed to react quickly to breaking events and find the best content in the international media.

The Vision

With Worldcrunch, the great untapped resource of foreign-language news and information is hereby available. By combining professional journalistic standards with the energy of the web's flock of curious readers, writers and translators — and building a framework for copyright access and distribution — we create a whole new well of top-shelf news content from the best sources covering the world today. And our vision for the future? Worldcrunch will be the virtual square where language barriers fade, and a new brand of global journalism is born.

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The Buzz

WORLDCRUNCH NOMINATED IN TWO CATEGORIES

2014 Newspaper Awards | March 2014

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SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

Columbia Journalism Review | June 28, 2013

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WAN-IFRA | April 11, 2013

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LETTER FROM WORLDCRUNCH EDITOR JEFF ISRAELY

worldcrunch | January 30, 2013

I try to keep both my badgering and philosophizing to a minimum. At least in public. But I am long overdue to talk to you about what we’re doing at Worldcrunch, where we've come from and where we hope to go. And right now, the moment is ripe. Our website will soon be celebrating its second anniversary. We are not quite grown-up, but we are growing up fast, and neither our responsibilities nor ambitions are getting any smaller... Read all

WORLDCRUNCH CONTENT JOINS NEW YORK TIMES SYNDICATE PORTFOLIO 

journalism.co.uk | January 8, 2013

Worldcrunch, which translates and edits articles from foreign-language news partners, has been added to the New York Times Company's syndication arm which will re-sell its content to clients across the world... Read all

WORLDCRUNCH WANTS TO BE THE INTERNET'S ROSETTA STONE FOR NEWS

niemanlab.org | April 25, 2012

The Paris-based startup already has deals with lots of international newspapers to translate their stories into English. Now they’re starting to find those translations a (hopefully profitable) home... Read all

SPREADING THE NEWS IN EUROPE, IN ENGLISH

nytimes.com | May 8, 2011

As news organizations around the world shut down foreign bureaus, journalists, entrepreneurs and even government bodies in Europe are creating new news ventures to try to fill the void. As a result, readers seeking international news are increasingly spoiled for choice — especially if they read English, the common second language of many Europeans and the favored tongue for many of the new outlets... Read all

NEWS TRANSLATION SERVICE WORLDCRUNCH CHALKS UP FIRST DISTRIBUTION DEAL

journalism.co.uk | April 12, 2011

News translation platform Worldcrunch has announced its first distribution deal this week, in a new partnership with Time.com. Worldcrunch, which went live in December last year, was set up by former bureau chief for Time magazine Jeff Israely and former CEO of Ask.com France Irene Toporkoff... Read all

HOW CAN NEWS SITES CROSS THE LANGUAGE BARRIER AND APPEAL TO FOREIGN READERS?

thenextweb.com | March 2, 2011

Americans and Brits who are hungry for foreign news can find a quick overview without having to engage in the heavy lifting that would be required in order to navigate through every non-English news site. The Economist can maintain its news scarcity... Read all

MEDIA PROS UNLEASHED: DISRUPTION DRIVES INNOVATION

mediapost.com | January 7, 2011

In January 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into its flight. It was about 11:30 in the morning, and I was a reporter at a daily newspaper in New Jersey. The time of day was significant because it meant that if we hustled, we could get the story into the afternoon edition of the paper. The editor actually... Read all

ONLINE JOURNALISM NEWS

journalism.co.uk | November 19, 2010

A former bureau chief for Time magazine and former CEO of Ask.com France have co-founded a site which aims to offer journalists and the public translated news from non-English media... Read all

WORLDCRUNCH: MAKING GLOBAL NEWS ACCESSIBLE

editorsweblog.org | November 18, 2010

All news can be global and local, declares the website of new start-up WorldCrunch, whose mission is to provide English translations of news articles from around the world. "What we're looking for is to provide a global view of the world," co-founder Jeff Israely told the Editors Weblog... Read all

NEW INTERNATIONAL NEWS PROJECT: WORLDCRUNCH

ejc.net | November 11, 2010

Former Time magazine bureau chief in Europe Jeff Israely has announced his new international news project, WorldCrunch, on Nieman Lab. WorldCrunch, inspired by France's Courrier International among others, will collect and translated news content from around the world... Read all

JEFF ISRAELY: AN IDEA AND A BRAND COME TOGETHER AS WORLDCRUNCH

niemanlab.org | November 10, 2010

This is a long overdue introduction: a kind of public christening, a chance to share with you, the reader, our vision for the future of news. Okay, you see... Read all

 

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THE TEAM

Jeff Israely

Jeff Israely

Co-founder and Editor

Jeff Israely is the co-founder and editor of Worldcrunch.  A former Time magazine bureau chief in Rome and Paris, he has also been a correspondent for the Associated Press, Boston Globe and Oakland Tribune. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism of the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

Irene Toporkoff

Irene Toporkoff

Co-founder and Business Director

Irene Toporkoff is the co-founder and business director for Worldcrunch, and was formerly the CEO of Angie Interactive and Ask.com France, and has also worked at the telecommunications company Wanadoo/Orange in France.

Bertrand Hauger

Bertrand Hauger

Associate Editor

Bertrand Hauger is associate editor and photo editor of Worldcrunch. He is a graduate of La Sorbonne Nouvelle school of bilingual journalism, and joined Worldcrunch after a brief stint as a journalist in a local newspaper in his native eastern France. He also holds a Master's degree in English literature.

Garrett Goodman

Garrett Goodman

Business Development and Innovation

Garrett Goodman is an American expat who has lived in Bangkok, Rome, and Paris, and currently lives London. He has worked for the New York Times Syndicate and a series of technology and content startups, and now does business development for Worldcrunch. Garrett also writes for the Huffington Post on innovations in journalism and social media, and is a technology enthusiast, gadget fanatic, and avid amateur photographer. Read Garrett's Huffington Post stories here, and follow him on Twitter for a regular flow of interesting articles on all of the above: @garrettgoodman.

 

Liz Garrigan

Liz Garrigan

Senior Editor

Liz Garrigan is senior editor of Worldcrunch, and was formerly editor of the Nashville Scene. An American expat who has lived in Paris for three years, Garrigan's byline has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines.

Ivan Majstorovich

Ivan Majstorovich

CTO

Application developer for 10 years, technical knowledge, Linux user, Web specialist, tourism management and planning, process management in small companies, office workflow management.

Specialized in Web technologies, sales, planning, basic economy, management ...

Emily Liedel

Emily Liedel

Special Projects Manager

Emily Liedel is a polyglot, world nomad and the founder and editor of The Babel Times, a blog and on-line magazine for language learners. She has lived in Switzerland, Russia, Spain and France, and speaks German, Russian, Spanish and French. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and Sciences Po Journalism School, and her work has appeared on NYTimes.com and in The Washington Post. When she isn't writing, translating or learning a new language, she likes to cook, garden and contemplate happiness. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two chickens.

 

Julie Farrar

Julie Farrar

Social Media Editor

Julie Farrar is the social media editor at Worldcrunch. A graduate of University College Dublin, she went on to live in Rome, Paris and currently lives in London. Not just a news junkie, she loves dogs, baking and when Ireland win their rugby matches.

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