About Almost

Almost is a bilingual, independent, social-first media outlet telling world news stories for young people.

Founded by award-winning journalist Kassy Cho, Almost’s mission is to inform young people – especially young women – about important issues that are going on around the world and inspire them to take positive action to shape the world they live in.

Inspired by Rookie Magazine, Almost is for teens who exist in a state of “almostness”. It’s also reflective of the type of news the outlet covers – people living in a world that is “almost” there and trying to make it better.

As part of the mission to help people become more aware of the world around them and how complex topics happening worldwide directly affect them, Almost is also available in Chinese to make world news more accessible for Mandarin-speaking audiences on Instagram.

An independent journalist and audience strategist, Kassy brings all her knowledge from QuickTake by Bloomberg and Buzzfeed News to the table as Editor-in-Chief of the platform.

As an Audience Development Editor at BuzzFeed News, Kassy single-handedly transformed the BuzzFeed @world Instagram the fastest growing news account on the platform in 2018. She grew @world organically by more than 1,500%, from 50,000 followers to more than 785,000 followers, in just over a year.

Kassy is also known for her extensive reporting on human rights issues, specifically in the Asia-Pacific region, where she is currently based. She is an advocate of enacting social change through storytelling and education, and has worked on various campaigns aimed at amplifying marginalized voices and fostering understanding.

She now works with some of the world’s biggest non-profit brands, including Amnesty International, Save the Children, International Committee of the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch, on growing their digital audiences. She is often invited to speak on the intersection of social media and journalism at international conferences and schools.