Open Media Foundation is a Bulgarian non-profit organisation, founded by a group of Bulgarian media and IT experts to help improve the media scene in a country where a handful of people have controlled the market for years and have completely changed people’s perception of what journalism actually is.
Open Media was founded in the beginning of 2012 by one developer, one media expert and one system administrator and is currently focusing on three open source projects that deal with a different aspect of the media problem in the country:
- New Bulgarian media timeline – an interactive timeline shedding light on the important facts in the new Bulgarian media history after 1989.
- A cross publisher micro donations platform allowing users to donate small amounts per month to articles they have enjoyed – an alternative to the subscription model
- A free high school media platform built on WordPress that brings together practising professionals and school kids in order to provide an early “learning by doing” education on quality journalism.