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YC is an American news agency based in Philadelphia that operates as a cooperative. Our mission is to organize the information provided to us by people and organizations around the world, thus making it universally accessible and useful to readers, students, professors, researchers and of course the curious general public.

We give students the opportunity to gain experience in journalism by simply contributing content to our platform. Throughout their college career, students create articles and network with major power players in the media industry to line up amazing internships and potential careers following graduation.

YC delivers the news and perspective you need without the hype and bias usual to many news sources – making us your source for unbiased news and analysis covering and summarizing the top stories from around the world, separating ourselves from novel-style articles pumped with opinions from the writer or network. No agenda involved, our goal is to fuel expressive conversations by underlining several sides to every story – with an editorial team consisting of individuals with persistent curiosity and a passion in media.

Fueled by students and ignited by millennial readers – YC is rapidly becoming the “go-to” source for the latest news, politics, entertainment, style, comedy and features. Through recruiting, training and mobilizing people, YC presents an opportunity for ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

YC TV

Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we deliver high octane, breaking news footage to television and cable networks across the globe. From the mean streets of one of some of the most dangerous areas in the world we capture the unimaginable scenes left behind by gang violence, gang warfare, suburban and inner city life.

We supply the world's mainstream media outlets with adrenaline-filled, breaking news footage on a daily basis. A small example of our clientele includes Fox News, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA Today, TMZ, Philly.com, CNN, TIME and a number of others.

 

LEADERSHIP

(YC) Publisher & National News Director: Nik Tzimas Hatziefstathiou
(YCDirector of Public Relations: Anthony Loro
(YC) Chief of Staff & Correspondent: Erik Norton
(YC VIDEO) Director & Producer: Kevin Svenson
(YC VIDEO) Senior Producer: Shawn Cooper
(YC VIDEO) Associate Producer: John Egan

CORRESPONDENTS

(YC) National Correspondent: Jonathon Lee Riches
(YC) Washington Correspondent: Brad Wilson
(YC) Washington Correspondent: Mark Anderson
(YC) Crime & Courts Correspondent: Carli Harris
(YC) State Department Correspondent: Lexi Wilson
(YC) White House Correspondent: Pete Kourkoulis
(YC) White House Press Pool (POTUS): Nik Hatziefstathiou
(YC) White House Press Pool (VPOTUS): Hong Xie
(YC) National Correspondent: Emily Miller
(YC) National Correspondent: George Miller
(YC) National Correspondent: Jeff Moore
(YC) National Correspondent: Marissa Johnson
(YC) New York Correspondent: Michelle Franks
(YC) Los Angeles Correspondent: Joshua Perez
(YC) Los Angeles Correspondent: Kyle Chak