“We’re not waiting, we’re creating!” – Alejandra Stack
We are an award-winning edutaintment media company, founded by a tween wanting to create an outlet for kids to be inspired by their peers to jumpstart their dreams.
We connect with kids, organizations and classrooms to bring news they can use.
Arthia Nixon – Our Managing Editor/COO/Momager is a seven-time Georgia Press Association award-winning journalist who began her career as a staff reporter at a national newspaper in The Bahamas when she was sixteen-years-old. She also worked at The Florida and Georgia Star newspapers, under her mentor Clara McLaughlin, the first Black woman to own a television station in the United States. Nixon is also a multiple best-selling author known for her romance and self-help novels, media contributor, publicist and self-professed epicurean and beach addict. She also serves as manager to Allie.
Alejandra Stack – Our Founder/Chief Reporter/Creative Director came up with the idea for KidNewsMaker when she was 11-years-old. She is an award-winning journalist and hostess who has been seen in several film and television projects. Allie has worked on ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Little’, ‘Legacies’ and plays the young version of former ‘In Living Color’ Fly Girl and acclaimed dancer Jossie Harris’ daughter in ‘Mixed Emotions’, a role she credits to helping her embrace being AfroLatina.
Allie and Thia collaborate on several projects as a mommy-daughter media duo.
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At three weeks old, Alejandra Stack entered the newsroom for the first time and began her journey as a backstage baby to an award-winning journalist mom. She had the opportunity to meet many celebrities, politicians, and persons of interest and eventually charted her own course in media.
At age 8, she began reporting the morning news with her school’s broadcasting club and at 10, she was the youngest ever columnist with ‘Allie in Action’, published in The Georgia Star and Florida Star Newspapers, owned by the legendary Clara McClaughlin.
After tagging along with her mother during the 2017 Presidential Elections, and spending several late nights in the newsroom reading through papers, she noticed something was missing – stories on kids.
As an ExCEL Youth Ambassador, the youngest member of her region’s NAACP, and an actress who appeared in several major films, she encountered many young people who she felt needed to be highlighted. She also took some advice from her teen mentor, Gabrielle Jordan on how to go about convincing her mom it was worth it.
At 11, she used money earned from an acting job with the Cartoon Network to start her own magazine for kids to see themselves and offered her mom $50 to help edit it while she gathered her subjects to interview for her webseries, blog and magazine, rebranded as KidNewsMaker.
By age 12, she received three media recognitions, including the 2017 Kidz Rock Award for Journalism in Atlanta, and the 2016 SHEMatters Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. She has also been recognized by two US State Senators, a County Commissioner and City Councilmember. In November 2017, Allie was recognized by the Bahamas Press Club and beat out hundreds of girl bosses from across the United States to pitch to a team of investors as a TOFi International Top 10 Female Owned business.
Her goal is to have her videos picked up by a major network or streaming channel and to have her magazines in libraries and schools around the world.
In 2020, after a video of her interview at the George Floyd protests went viral, Allie wrote her first book ‘Activate Your Activism’, which became a bestseller in two weeks of release and was considered for school curriculums.
Now, she’s on a mission to show kids the newsmaker in them, reminding them to declare, “We’re KidNewsMakers – we’re not waiting, we’re creating!”