Sunday, November 27, 2022

Media in Progress Ep. 8: Can independent media be sustainable? We want to prove it can

by Elina-Alem KentFebruary 12, 2022 1:40 pm
The Kyiv Independent CEO Daryna Shevchenko speaks during a community event on Dec. 14, 2021 in Kyiv. (Oleg Petrasiuk)

The Kyiv Independent aims to be a self-sustaining media company in Ukraine but independence comes with a price. Our commercial team is working hard to tackle the challenge.

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Elina-Alem Kent
Elina-Alem Kent

Elina-Alem Kent is the producer of Media in Progress, a podcast documenting the origin story of the Kyiv Independent and following the journey the team takes as they make an independent English media company from scratch in Ukraine. She previously worked at the lifestyle desk at the Kyiv Post covering the booming techno and art scenes of Ukraine as well as produced the Kyiv Post podcast. She has an International Relations degree from Boston University.

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