Chris is a co-founder of Digital Journal. He is an entrepreneur who has worked in publishing, digital media, broadcasting, advertising, social media & marketing. As an editorial and digital strategist, Chris has a deep passion for new technologies and disruptive, high-growth digital businesses where technology & digital media intersect.
Chris started his career in media with Digital Journal Inc. when he joined the company as a freelance journalist. Moving from freelancer, to editor, to partner, Chris spearheaded the company's full transition to digital as a platform that now reaches millions of readers per month.
With a broadcast journalism background Chris has also worked with many media companies including CBC News, Fifth Estate, CBC Sports, CTV News, City News, CP24, Global News, Business News Network, Space, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Postmedia & dozens of syndicated TV & radio networks.
In 2012 Chris co-founded a social media & content marketing company called /newsrooms, a network dedicated to providing continuous content marketing and social media coverage for brands. The company has grown a client portfolio that includes brands like Osler, KPMG, Sony, TD Bank, Queensway Audi, Citrix, SiteScout and more. The company has won international media coverage and praise as an innovator in social media and marketing.
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Notable achievement: Recipient, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013
Alex Chumak is the Chief Technical Officer for Digital Journal. He is responsible for all stages of product development and support including hardware infrastructure deployment which includes clustered webservers, to database management with replication to handle millions of monthly visitors.
Alex holds a degree in computer science, with Masters work done in artificial intelligence and robotics.
David Silverberg is the former editor-in-chief of Digital Journal Inc.
Janusz Überall is the founder of isfland.com. Janusz has lived and worked in Toronto and New York City for the past 30 years.
In the early 1970s, Janusz worked for the first Minister of Multiculturalism in Canada as a photojournalist. Janusz has received many awards for his achievements in corporate communications, advertising and photographic art.
Janusz also produced and directed three one-hour dramas that aired on television in Canada. He was also an anchor and producer for a weekly televised multicultural news program.
In 1988, Janusz was appointed the Director of Advertising & Communications and Publisher for the first privately-owned international air terminal in Canada, Trillium Terminal 3 at Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto. Janusz developed the corporate identity and advertising campaigns for the $500-million Terminal and the Swissôtel.
In October of 1992, Janusz received the medal of The 125th Anniversary of Confederation of Canada from the Governor General in "recognition of significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada." In March of 1998, Janusz received the Award of Merit from the Dean of Canadian Parliament for outstanding service in the area of corporate communications.
In 2001, Janusz received an award from the Minster of Canadian Heritage, the Hon. Sheila Copps, for outstanding service and contribution as a volunteer.
In 2013, by command of Her Majesty The Queen, the Diamond Jubilee Medal was presented to Janusz in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty's Accession to the Throne and in recognition of his contribution to Canada.
Throughout his professional career, Janusz also covered state visits and official government functions throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe, including travelling with and photographing Her Majesty, the Queen of England. Janusz also attended numerous international meetings including the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the United Nations in New York City where he met with John Paul II; he was accredited to cover the 1997 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Vancouver, B.C.; and the Millennial Celebrations at the Vatican.
In addition to a passion for communication, the Internet and new media, Janusz holds a keen interest in art, opera and a diverse range of music.