Hi! 👋 Welcome to Fenix!
We’re excited you’re here.
What is Fenix?
Fenix is an online publication. Our mission is to bring more understanding and knowledge into the world through reporting that informs and storytelling that delights.
We’re hoping to become the place you turn to when you want to understand the world better.
How did we come up with that mission?
We wanted to differentiate ourselves from other “media” companies. We wanted to be a journalism company.
The difference is that media companies typically make their money through advertising. They show you some cool content for free and then charge other companies to place ads alongside it. Sound familiar? That used to be how newspapers and magazines made most of their money. Nowadays, it sounds more like Facebook and Google. That’s because Facebook and Google ARE media companies. They’re actually the best media companies with most of the marketshare.
So, since Facebook and Google are dominating the ad business, and newspapers and magazines are going the way of the do-do, we decided to do things differently.
We believe there is value in journalism. There is value in deeply reporting and researching a topic. There is value in asking the right (and oftentimes hard) questions, and there is value in writing with as much self-awareness as possible.
Okay. That all sounds great, but what do we actually DO?
Think of us a little like the boutique fitness of journalism.
We team up with some of the best journalists in the game who report original, in-depth, and investigative stories. Then, we put those stories through the ringer. They go through multiple rounds of editing, fact-checking, and meticulous story production in order to bring you a reading experience that is, in our words, chef’s kiss.
The process for you is simple:
- Browse through our website
- Find a story you want to read
- Purchase a credit to unlock the story
- Get to reading!
Of course, if you find yourself reading our stuff constantly, we created a membership program that allows you to get a regular influx of credits (either monthly or yearly!) at a discount.
This model does more than cut out advertisers. It also lets us cut down on wasteful content. If you have a pile of New Yorker magazines stacked up in your living room, you know what we’re talking about. Subscriptions are great because readers are directly supporting publications. BUT! They also use your dollars to subsidize content you might not care about or even read.
Our model allows you to decide which stories you pay for and which stories you want to read. It’s that simple.
Who makes up Fenix?
Freelance journalists are the heart and soul of this business. They are the ones coming up with the smart, captivating ideas. They are the ones out in the field asking questions and then at their desks crafting narratives to help readers better grasp the story. They believe in journalism, and they’ve taken a chance on this new business model.
Check ’em out here:
Mariana Heredia is our founder and editor. She has worked on all aspects of media from editorial and production to sponsorships and advertising. All of these experiences are what led to the creation of Fenix. Well, that and a very stubborn desire to “save newspapers.” She’s based in New York City.
Got a question? We’ve tried to answer all of our most frequently asked questions here (insert link). But, if you are still in need of some help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by filling out the form below or emailing us at [email protected] We’re here to help!