NPR hires USA Today editor to run its Digital Media wing
Kinsey Wilson, executive editor of USA Today and its web services, was named senior v.p. and g.m. of NPR Digital Media, the network’s chief operating officer, Mitch Praver, announced last week.
The longtime print journalist ran USAToday.com before taking charge of both the print and web newsrooms when they were merged in 2005.
He starts work at NPR Oct. 20.
In a news release, Praver described the overall objective Wilson will pursue: “NPR is committed to making smart, thoughtful investments in the Web and mobile platforms that best support and extend its journalism, while meeting the rapidly changing ways that audiences consume news and information.”
Wilson entered journalism through Chicago’s fabled City News Bureau and moved to Newsday as a reporter in 1988. He has worked in online news for 13 years, first for Congressional Quarterly and since 2000 at USA Today. Last year he served as president of the Online News Association.
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