The Associated Press names Julie Pace to lead its worldwide news operation as executive editor and senior VP. Pace succeeds Sally Buzbee, who joined the Washington Post as executive editor in June and is the third consecutive woman to hold the AP’s top editorial spot. She has been with the organization since 2007, most recently serving as Washington bureau chief. In that position, Pace has worked to expand the AP’s fact-checking operation. She says that her focus will be to “take all of the fantastic journalism that we do across formats and think of ways we can make it more digital-friendly, to make it more social-friendly.” AP president Gary Pruitt said that Pace “has a vision for AP’s future that is in line with our long-standing values but also forward-thinking.”
Twitter introduces Super Follows, which the company calls “a new way for people to earn monthly revenue by sharing subscriber-only content with their followers.” It has also recently introduced Tip Jar, which allows Twitter users to send and receive tips, and Ticketed Spaces, in which hosts can charge users to join a live space. Super Follows lets creators set a monthly subscription fee of $2.99, $4.99 or $9.99 a month, giving their Super Followers access to content not available on the creator’s public feed. To set up a Super Follows subscription, creators need to have at least 10,000 followers, be 18 years old, be in the US and follow Twitter’s Super Follows Policy. Twitter says that it also has plans to add extra features, such as Super Follows-only spaces, newsletters and different subscription tiers.
|The "Murrow Microphone"
Photo: Mike Freedman
The National Press Club will commemorate the recent donation of items from Edward R. Murrow's personal archive at a Sept. 14 event. The event will also celebrate the loan to the NPC of the historic microphone used by Mr. Murrow for his World War II CBS Radio Network broadcasts from London. It will include comments from Murrow's son, Casey Murrow, as well as from journalist Marvin Kalb, the last correspondent personally hired by Edward R. Murrow at CBS News. Donated items that will be on display include historic photographs, Murrow's briefcase and his poker chips. Photographs with the “Murrow Microphone” will be permitted, and members are welcome to share them via social media. The 6:30 p.m. event will be in the club’s Murrow Room and is limited to 75 attendees.