The National Press Photographers Association has named photojournalist Akili-Casundria Ramsess as its new executive director. “I hope to bring a sense of urgency and advocacy to see us re-imagine our role and thrive as our industry continues to grapple with ever-changing technology and economic survival."
Akili-Casundria Ramsess is NPPA's new executive director
Peter King is staying at Sports Illustrated
NFL reporter Peter King has signed a multi-year extension with Sports Illustrated. King's contract was set to end in April. "The future is a blur, but it's an exciting blur."
International Business Times boss rejoins The New York Times
The Undefeated adds 10
ESPN's The Undefeated has hired new editors and writers, including Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears and National Geographic's Jill Hudson. According to Editor-in-Chief Kevin Merida, “we keep getting better and better with each new hire.”
Keith Olbermann is coming back to TV
The ex-ESPN and MSNBC host plans to get back in front of a camera, but he declined to give panelists on "The View" information about his ultimate destination. "I'm coming out of retirement, so anybody who wants to, just call me."
Thomas Hjelm will be NPR's new digital chief
The new Ida B. Wells fellowship is looking for investigative reporters of color
Mark Horvit to step down as executive director of IRE
The Atlantic names new head of creative marketing
Michael Monroe will head up Re:think, The Atlantic's creative marketing group. Native advertising now comprises 60 percent of The Atlantic's total ad revenue.
NYT adds Andrew Glazer and Malachy Browne to video team
VICE's Andrew Glazer and Reported.ly's Malachy Browne will join The New York Times' video team. Glazer was a senior producer at VICE. Browne served as Reported.ly's managing editor.
Donald Trump hit on a Washington Post journalist. Here's how she reacted.
"Perhaps he thought that calling me beautiful would make me ignore the fact that he brazenly lied about his polling numbers among Hispanic voters. Or make me believe that he wasn’t really a racist. Who knows?"
Dodai Stewart named executive editor at Fusion
Dodai Stewart, who joined Fusion from Jezebel in 2014, has become the executive editor at Fusion. "Everyone who knows Dodai knows that she is a wise and fascinating mind, who has a tremendous nose for a Fusion story. She will be working with me on the site’s direction and strategy."
Women at top newspapers don't make as much as men
In 2016, there's still a significant pay gap between male and female journalists. "It’s startling to see how little things have changed," Martell said. "Only seven of the top 30 salaries in the newsrooms belong to women – that doesn’t look very good." There's also racial inequity.