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About Us

Who We Are

News-O-Matic was founded in 2013 by Lillian Holtzclaw Stern and Marc-Henri Magdelenat. Our team shares the goal of informing children about current news and world events — and inspiring them to read on a daily basis.

News-O-Matic by the Numbers




News Stories in Our Archives


Schools Reading Our News

Awards & Recognition

Academics Choice Smart Media Award
WAN-IFRA Young Reader Prize
Teachers With Apps Certified
Educational App Store
Teachers Choice Award

News-O-Matic in the Press

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EdSurge Summit Reflections Reviews

In Summit Reflections, educators review tools that they have seen at an EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. 

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Common Sense Media Review

App review by Dana Anderson from Common Sense Media

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How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids in the Digital Age

Experts' tips and tricks for helping younglings think critically about what they see on TV and social media 

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News-O-Matic Offers a Safe Window to the World 

The online newspaper for kids, News-O-Matic, co-founded by Montclair's Russell Kahn, offers a safe window to the world.


COVID-19: How Publishers Are Engaging Children and Teens

A roundup of publishers who are helping young audiences cope with the coronavirus outbreak

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News-O-Matic Offers Kids Their Own Daily Newspaper

Russell Kahn and Marc-Henri Magdelenat spent a year designing an app intended to not only capture the attention of young students, but encourage them to read the news on a consistent basis. 

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