Team

The partners are Mack Male, a longtime blogger, community organizer, and software developer; and Karen Unland, a former journalist turned entrepreneur, and champion of local blogs and podcasts.

Mack Male

Mack Male

Co-Founder

Karen Unland

Karen Unland

Co-Founder

Taproot represents the culmination of the kind of work we have engaged in for over a decade, sometimes separately and sometimes in collaboration. The conditions are right to go all in on this. We are deeply steeped in the current thinking about the future of local journalism, and believe strongly that Taproot can help advance that conversation.