In a post-truth world, Untraditional Media helps you find what’s real.
With many media outlets now falling prey to corporate interests and government intervention, it’s our job to sift through the lies and deliver the real truth to people. Untraditional Media believes that the internet should be free of governments and corporations and that it should remain a bastion of true democracy, powered by information for the people and by the people.
Untraditional Media is staffed by warriors of truth; dedicated journalists, writers, photographers, artists, political activists, and many more who struggle against the illusion of control that mainstream media sells. We want you to become a part of our movement and strive to help others become free of the yolk of corporate and government control.
Meet Our Team
At 21, Sage landed her first job as a journalist for one of the largest media companies in the world. Within a year, she was being assigned to cover major news stories in the Middle East, Europe, and China. After 10 years of working in this role, she realized that most of the world’s problems stem from a lack of education. She committed to changing this by moving back to her home city and teaching at one of the most prestigious universities in the east coast. On the weekends, she and her husband volunteer with their local community center, teaching homeless people valuable trade skills and help them find employment.
Born to a family of carpenters in Belarus, Yaroslav is no stranger to political activism. After years of serving as a government official in the Belarusian government, Yaroslav’s father eventually left his office and became active in the country’s pro-democracy movement. But they paid the price: soon after organizing a pro-worker’s rights in the capital city of Minsk, Yaroslav’s family became a target of political oppression and intimidation. They left Belarus in 1995 and immigrated to America. Yaroslav eventually graduated with a degree in political science, and completed his Ph.D in 2010. In between teaching, Yaroslav volunteers at his local soup kitchen and holds inter-faith dialogues at his community center.
As a proud pansexual queer, Mackenzie has known oppression their entire life. They were able to overcome this by becoming active in their local community and organizing sports events, support groups for other queer teens, and being involved in political activism. After graduating with honors in an ivy league university, Mackenzie backpacked across Asia, working for a brief time in Singapore and Hong Kong organizing pro-democracy NGO’s. They moved back to the US in 2014 and began working for a large internet media company. They are now the head of Untraditional Media’s digital department.