About us

Mission

PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter.


Vision

  • We see a sustainable future for publishers and creators of quality content.
  • We see a community of people who want to find stories that inform, move, and inspire.
  • We see new ways for brands to build meaningful relationships with real people.


Our story

PressReader was originally NewspaperDirect, founded in 1999 by Alexander Kroogman, Anatoly Karachinsky, and Esther Dyson. NewspaperDirect sought to give travelers access to their hometown newspaper, by allowing copies of current issues to be printed anywhere in the world.

In 2003, NewspaperDirect launched its all-you-can-read service, PressReader. Though PressReader was early to the market (smartphones and tablets weren’t yet a thing, and very few people were aggregating media at that point), it soon became clear that the idea was a good one. NewspaperDirect rebranded as PressReader in 2014. Since then, PressReader has grown rapidly, from just 100K MAUs to more than 12M MAUs today — and accelerating quickly.

PressReader’s proprietary technology makes it possible to process thousands of newspapers every single day, extracting text and images and making articles instantly translatable, searchable, and easy to read on mobile devices. No one else has managed to pull this off. Today, PressReader’s all-you-can-read service is popular with individual subscribers and business partners alike. And as we like to say at PressReader, it’s just the beginning.

A better model

Our unique sponsorship model connects readers, publisher, and sponsor brands in a way that makes sense for everyone. With a total network reach of over 300 million, and more than 10 million MAUs, PressReader helps publishers grow their audience, helps brands engage with their customers, and gives readers unlimited access to the stories they want.

A fresh perspective

PressReader leads the industry with regular research and strategic insight. Smart people around the world are always going to want access to important news and editorial. It’s the way they want it delivered that’s changing.

A sustainable market

PressReader is growing. Fast. We’re always adding more content to our catalog, more partners to our network, and more readers to our community. So, we focus on making strong relationships to hold it all together.

Our leadership team

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