NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emerging Market Media, a media and technology firm founded in 2015, today announced the launch of its flagship website, Emerging Market Views (em-views.com). Offering reporting, analysis and op-ed exclusives focused solely on the world's emerging and frontier markets, the firm aims to establish em-views.com as the premier digital destination for business and economic coverage of the world’s developing economies.
With the stated goal of growing the firm into a media group with technology offerings, founder Dawn Kissi is building on her 15-year career in foreign, business and financial news. Ms. Kissi is keen to respond to the growing interest she and market participants see across the emerging markets. Having begun her career in the New York newsroom of ABC News, she has since reported on global markets from the US and abroad, and has covered the emerging economies extensively over the course of a decade.
"As a reporter, producer and correspondent, I usually had to dig deep to find particular news or data on emerging markets," Kissi said. "Consumer publications tend to turn to or produce information on these regions primarily when there is a crisis situation, and often it isn’t too in-depth. My time on Wall Street covering global markets showed me that, yes, there is a desire within the markets for more objective, insightful coverage and information."
Billed as a single-topic news website, Emerging Market Views will offer exclusively produced videos, opinion pieces from known market specialists and sharp analysis from carefully selected contributors who are active in emerging markets. An anticipated series of monthly podcasts is slated to launch in 2017. Dubbed “The EM View,” the series will offer one-on-one conversations with thought leaders and prominent figures within the emerging markets.
The firm is currently incubating at the Made in New York Media Center by IFP, in the DUMBO district of Brooklyn, New York. In 2015 it was awarded a Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation grant by the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the support of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
“We are thrilled and proud to see Emerging Market Media launch their flagship website,” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. “It’s been impressive to see the development of this company from when we first supported Dawn through our Creative Founder Lab to today’s launch. We are pleased that the Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation grant, made possible by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, has helped to get her to this exciting day. We look forward to continuing to support her as she continues to scale."
Emerging Market Media’s location in DUMBO has enabled the young firm to tap into the area’s expansive digital media and technology community. There are plans to open additional offices globally in the second half of 2017.