On a sunny Saturday morning, a woman with a stethoscope and a camera walks past the Onion on Foot website in New York.
It’s the first step toward a new career.
Onion on feet is a new digital platform for journalists to connect with the media, while helping them gain a deeper understanding of what it means to cover the news.
The site, launched by a team of journalists and bloggers, has the same focus as its predecessor, Onion on Facebook, which became the go-to hub for journalists in 2014.
The Onion on Ground launched as an alternative to the social networks of the past, with a different mission.
As a way to better understand what it’s like to cover an issue and how journalists can make their work easier, the site offers a platform for reporting on the world’s biggest issues and how their coverage can impact people.
It also allows journalists to build relationships with their audience, and to reach a broader audience.
“The biggest thing is we want to make sure the journalists and the people they’re covering have access to a broad range of information,” says Onion on Fights CEO John Schmitz.
In 2016, the company raised $1.5 million from Google Ventures and Y Combinator, among other investors.
The company plans to grow to $15 million by 2020.
At its peak, Onion in Fights had about 100 reporters and 30 staffers.
Today, the network has more than 200 employees and has over 4,000 stories to choose from.
The group has launched a handful of podcasts, but Schmittz says the focus is on building out its digital presence.
Schmitz says he’s optimistic that the company will eventually have enough money to expand the network.
He says that with more funding and the ability to grow beyond just journalists, the team could eventually produce full-time content.
With the recent hiring of a former CNN reporter, Schmitzz is confident the company has the potential to become a successful digital news outlet.
But there are still a lot of hurdles to overcome, he says.
There are still some restrictions that the Onion needs to overcome.
The first is to get the word out, he adds.
“The news media is a very fragmented profession, and a lot has to be done to create a more connected news ecosystem.”
Schmitzb says that the team will work on getting the word about Onion on FB, the app that makes it easier to connect to the media.
And the team is still working to make the platform more accessible.
To that end, Schmitz says they are working with a team in New Zealand that specializes in making video content more accessible to non-native English speakers.
That way, the users won’t have to worry about being unable to hear the story or hear it well.
For the people who aren’t interested in becoming a journalist, Schmittz says there are plenty of opportunities for them.
The Onion on Twitter has more then 10 million followers, and he says they have plans to expand it.
“They’re all going to be journalists in some capacity,” he says of the users on the platform.
On the other hand, Schmidtz admits that it will take time to reach all the users.
“I know that.
But we have a vision for what we want the next decade of the news to look like.
And we’re not going to stop here.”