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Our team of writers, designers, and developers share a passion for visual explanation.

About Us

We work with publishers, nonprofits, educators, and brands to produce explanatory content in our unique stack format.

Stacks are slide-based, interactive reading experiences that weave together text, photography, annotations, illustrations, and other media.

In 2014, we plan to release an authoring tool that will enable writers and designers to independently produce and publish stacks. If you want to try this product when it’s ready, leave us your email address.

The Newsbound team is based in San Francisco’s Mission District. Stay in the loop by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

The Team

Josh Kalven, Founder & CEO


Josh has over six years’ experience in online political media, first as a deputy editorial director at Media Matters for America and then as founding editor of Progress Illinois. He developed the concept for Newsbound while attending the Knight Digital Media Center’s News Entrepreneur Boot Camp. GOOD Magazine named Josh to their GOOD 100 list in 2013.

Michael Golden, Chairman

As an investigative journalist, Michael focused on issues of criminal justice and education and earned honors from the Edward R. Murrow Awards and the Associated Press, among others. He is also the co-founder of One Million Degrees and Complete The Degree.

Tabriz Ghazi, Sr. Content Producer

Tabriz’s work involves developing creative visuals and animation for web and broadcast. He previously worked with clients such as Suzuki, MasterCard, Intel, Coca Cola, Walls and Pepsi.

Katie Tonkovich, Content Producer

Katie is receiving a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design from the Academy of Art University. She is a graduate of Pitzer College.

Griffin Crafts, Designer

Griffin's work is centered on user interface design with a focus on responsive techniques. Previous clients include Sunrun, Oregon Bach Festival, California Academy of Sciences and Mountain Travel Sobek.

Kathryn Aaker, Lead Developer


Kathryn has been building great web applications for over 13 years for clients such as Sony Digital, the SFMOMA, CafePress, and local chicken farms.