News-O-Matic is the daily newspaper for kids on iOs and Android, an exciting and engaging nonfiction experience, and a fantastic modern educational tool. It gives young readers a window into the world — and a reason to love reading news for kids. Whether the stories are about India’s election, the World Cup, or the moons of Saturn, they provide students opportunities to make connections in meaningful ways and inspire children every day.
Russell Kahn is an award-winning author of educational books, including aids for aspiring teachers and student guides to the Common Core State Standards.
He managed and edited nonfiction titles on topics ranging from ballet to the U.S. presidential elections. He studied Print Journalism at Boston University and Elementary Education at Montclair State University.
Liz earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maryland, with a focus on Government and Politics. Her work has been published in National Geographic Kids and
Baltimore magazine. Liz also partnered with Kaiser Health News in a reporting project investigating concussions in youth athletics. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the guitar and traveling to new places.
Stephanie doubled-majored in Anthropology and Journalism at Boston University. Upon completing her studies, she taught English classes in South Korea for students in grades 1–6. She has written
for publications in Argentina, Kenya, and the United States. Stephanie likes to use her experience in education and travel to deliver worldly, engaging stories for News-O-Matic readers.
Dr. Phyllis Ohr
Phyllis is an Associate Professor of Clinical and School Psychology at Hofstra University with a focus on Early Childhood Development. She was previously a Coordinator at the Early
Intervention Assessment Program at a New York Children’s Hospital. She earned her Ph.D. from St. John’s University and a Master of Arts at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Ohr reviews every word of each
News-O-Matic article before publication.
Gillian earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. She has additional experiences with web design and usability. Gillian is passionate about
providing young readers with just the right visual information for them to understand every story. Her hobbies include long distance running and painting.
Marc-Henri Magdelenat is a father of three kids and a serial media entrepreneur. He was the founder of TimeToSignOff and ScreenTonic, a mobile advertising pioneer acquired by Microsoft in 2007.
He was a former director of the Mobile Advertising Association in North America. After serving as a French Navy Officer and graduating from the Paris Business School, he was an executive at Le Figaro, Unilever, and
Lillian Holtzclaw Stern
Lillian Holtzclaw Stern is a mother of three and obsessed with empowering children with knowledge. After heading the IT Department for Internor, she became a post-production animator for television broadcast companies.
She was the former Director of Business Development for Edelson Technology Partners, and her previous start-up experience includes Fashion 500 and Internet Partnership Group (IPG). She graduated Summa cum laude in Classic Literature
from New York University.