Narrative journalism and social distribution
for mission-driven organizations
At StoryBridge, we believe in the power of true stories to engage brains, touch hearts, and move people to action. Using our decades of journalistic experience, we help organizations like yours share compelling missions, engaging characters, and unexpected plot twists with the world.
Then we distribute your stories via custom social sharing networks, strengthening relationships with existing allies and introducing you to eager new audiences.
We’re in Madison, Wisconsin, creating projects for amazing organizations that are seen around the world. And we can’t wait to tell your story. Ready to get started? Give us a shout online — or call (608) 234-2080.
|KATY SAI wants to hear your story. As an immigrant from Thailand, she learned to speak English by asking questions, and she never stops asking… just ask her kids. Katy spent 19 years behind the news anchor desk at CBS affiliates in the Midwest, but her passion was always community service reporting. She cycled hundreds of miles covering the AIDS ride, created a Community Baby Shower that’s become a model for other cities and orchestrated a civic journalism project to document and construct a City of Madison Time Capsule. Katy loves to read, garden, play the piano and ride her bike, but rarely at the same time.|
|Co-founder JAY OLSEN is an award-winning videojournalist with 30 years in the biz, honored for his coverage of all kinds of stories — from the National Guard recovery efforts in New Orleans to a visually caffeinated series on homegrown coffee shops. Jay is an avid fan of the Beatles, Seinfeld, and the Simpsons. When he’s not collecting memorabilia, you’ll find him playing the guitar, playing Monopoly, or RockSteady Boxing.|
|PAUL ESCALANTE has been around the world and back again, with diplomas from Mexico, Argentina, and the University of Minnesota. The Madison native is a jack of all trades, serving StoryBridge as a videographer, editor, producer, graphic designer, and when necessary, foreign language translator. While in Mexico, Paul also trained as a boxer, which comes in handy when dealing with difficult grips and audio techs.|
|MATT SOLOMON startles easily. He has more than twenty professional scribbling years under his belt, as well as several crime-fighting weapons of his own design. He is the co-author of Deck Z and The Giant Smugglers. Matt is also a contributing writer for The Onion and and other funny-ish projects.|
Our favorite awards include:
- Telly Award
- Best Documentary, Associated Press
- Broadcast Journalist of the Year, Milwaukee Press Club
- Best Photojournalism, Eric Sevareid Award, NBNA
- Best Mini-documentary series, WBA
- Best Broadcast Writing, Eric Sevareid Award, NBNA
- Best Use of Video, WBA
- Best Community Affairs Activity, WBA