REBEKAH MONSON

Co-founder of WhereBy.Us,
Miami

Hey, I’m Rebekah. I’m a journalist, a designer and a dork. I’m really into people and stories and how technology affects both. 

I cofounded WhereBy.Us, a local media startup that makes journalism and events to engage and connect curious locals in their cities. I run product and editorial, so I work at the intersection of our content strategy, technology, and business goals. Our company’s first brand, The New Tropic, launched in our hometown of Miami in January 2015. We’re working on launching new brands in new cities in 2016.

Before I ventured into startup life, I was a newspaper nerd. I took on many different roles — including news designer, art director, web editor, and reporter — at various newspapers for a decade, honing my skills with the guidance and help of a lot of terrific journalists and managers. Through the years, I’ve served on organizing committees and boards and judged competitions for several journalism organizations, including SPJ and SND. I’ve led sessions and presented talks at conferences and events large and small for SND, SPJ, NICAR, SRCCON, ONA, and Hacks/Hackers.