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About Us 2018-04-06T14:56:49+00:00

Meet the team behind 22CM Boost

Our Commitment To Our People is The Key To Success

22nd Century Media was formed in 2005 around a few central ideas:
a) in the digital world, audiences will re-congregate around best of breed content providers b) local news is the most important and relevant news to individuals because it is where they, and the people and organizations they love most, reside and c) the way in which content is delivered could be dramatically improved in terms of both the tone in which it is delivered and how it treats its audience.

Following these basic ideas, 22nd Century Media has grown from a single website and newspaper to a provider of fully interactive digital media, newspapers and events, covering nearly 200,000 households in some of the most important communities in two states.

With a commitment to excellence, as evidenced by the 136 awards it has received, a culture of teamwork and responsibility, and a healthy respect for the intelligence of our readers, 22nd Century Media has become one of the fastest growing media companies.

22nd Century Media delivers penetration rates for our readers that allows our communities to work well together by building a shared foundation of information , and penetration rates for our advertisers to get their message in front of our communities in a way that is impossible anywhere else. The way 22nd Century Media accomplishes this unique result is through engaging, relevant content delivered through the means which our audiences prefer: whether it is digital, print, or through events that bring our communities together.

Meet the content writers

Meet the Faststic Team of Content Heroes

Joe Coughlin

Experience: 15 years

Bio: Joe has worked in various capacities with 22nd Century Media since 2006. He has won more than 30 awards for his reporting and editing, including top national honors for feature writing and sports writing — oh, and he enjoys recreational sports, Sunday newspapers and racing his whippet, Pippa.

Specialities: Sports and recreation, business, personality profiles, grammar/AP style

Megan Bernard

Experience: 6 years

Bio: An editorial manager, Megan is a community news veteran with a keen eye for compelling story lines. She also has a passion for entertainment news, as well as Aurelio’s thin-crust pizza and “The Bachelor.”

Specialities: Entertainment, food and beverage, feature writing

Michael Wojtychiw

Experience: 10 years

Bio: Known as Mikey Woj, this sports writer and editor has been embedded in the Chicagoland sports scene since he graduated from the prestigious journalism school at the University of Missouri. He also owns a degree in sociology.

Specialities: Sports, preps, social media, current events

Brittany Kapa

Experience: 2 years

Bio: A courageous writer and reporter, Brittany works on the sports desk at 22nd Century Media. She came over from the culinary arts to pursue her passion for writing, and 22CM gets to benefit from her cookies as well as her writing.

Specialties: Sports (esp. hockey), baking, human-interest, life and arts

Amanda Stoll

Experience: 5 years

Bio: Amanda is an expert interviewer and reporter who has flexed those muscles for 22nd Century Media since 2016. Aside from authoring captivating feature and news pieces, she is earning her yoga teacher certification and brushing up on her Spanish.

Specialities: DIY and home decorating, recreation (yoga, hiking, camping, etc.), education, communication

Alyssa Groh

Experience: 3 years

Bio: A newsroom leader, Alyssa has established herself as a top news reporter and feature writer who is a friendly and accessible figure in the community. When not logging hours looking through government records, Alyssa is a competitive water skier and dedicated dog mother.

Specialties: News, life and arts, entertainment