Lindsay Peoples Wagner’s (@lpeopleswagner) tenacity, incisive commentary, and ingenuity are being rewarded, as @TeenVogue announces that she will be named the new Editor-in-Chief: t.co/5ymRqUxBXE pic.twitter.com/6hMH02vDCd
— The Root (@TheRoot) October 11, 2018
Veteran journalist Michael McCarter is the new executive editor of Indiana’s Evansville Courier & Press and Henderson Gleaner. He was previously senior news director of the Cincinnati Enquirer. His first job was as a photographer for Lousiana’s Shreveport Times. He worked at the Atlanta-Journal Constitution before coming to the Enquirer.
Mira Lowe was elected as president of Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) during its annual camp in Welches, Ore. She serves as the director of the Innovation News Center at the University of Florida. The center is a public media newsroom serving 19 North Central Florida counties where student journalists produce content for multiple media platforms. She was previously a senior editor at CNN Digital in Atlanta, the editor-in-chief of JET magazine and assistant managing editor for sister publication, Ebony.
Wendi C. Thomas was named Journalist of the Year during the recent JAWS camp. She was honored for her work as the founder of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, her Memphis-based news project done in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK50 commemoration to look at issues 50 years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She has served as an assistant managing editor and metro columnist at the Commercial Appeal, was a 2016 Nieman Foundation for Journalism fellow and is a contributor to publications including The Undefeated, the Christian Science Monitor and the Center for Community Change.
Rana L. Cash is the new sports editor at the Louisville Courier-Journal. She’s the only black female sports editor at a U.S. newspaper. She was previously the assistant sports editor at the Star Tribune, where she oversaw coverage of the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Lynx. Other jobs include deputy editor at the Sporting News and sports reporter stints at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Dallas Morning News and the Miami Herald. She was chosen as a fellow for the inaugural Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media in 2016.
John Ketchum has been named the first managing editor of Blavity’s relaunched AfroTech.com. The site focuses on things like blacks in tech, businesses, launches, venture capital and the upcoming AfroTech 2018 conference Nov 8-11 at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. He was previously a deputy editor at SB Nation and held positions at CNN, NPR’s Morning Edition, Marketplace and the Center for Public Integrity. He was chosen as a fellow for the 2017 Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media.
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