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Publisher and CEO, The Ukrainians Media (Ukraine)
Taras Prokopyshyn is the publisher and CEO of The Ukrainians Media, a bootstrapped, award-winning, independent media company from Ukraine focusing on high-quality and long-form journalism.
He has transformed a volunteer-driven blog into a media ecosystem comprising four media outlets, a print magazine, a storytelling and podcast studio, and educational projects. Taras is an ambassador of the reader-revenue approach and has launched one of Ukraine’s most successful audience membership programs. Taras received the INMA’s ’30 Under 30′ Award and KyivPost’s ‘Top 30 Under 30’ Award for outstanding leadership, and was shortlisted for the Gongadze Prize for innovation in the Ukrainian media market.
As a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, he studies how to build sustainable independent media companies that provide high-quality journalism in developing countries.