Ventura named exec editor of has named Elbert Ventura its executive editor. He will begin his new role in January. As per Vox: “In his new role, Ventura will oversee the text newsroom, ensuring that Vox’s journalism brings its audience clarity and understanding with every text story it publishes, whether it’s coverage of major news moments or an evergreen […]

Chronicle of Philanthropy appoints Ventura EIC

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has named Elbert Ventura its next editor-in-chief. For nearly 35 years, the Chronicle of Philanthropy was owned by the Chronicle of Higher Education until the former became an independent nonprofit. Ventura brings more than 15 years of experience covering the social sector and public policy to the newsroom. He joins from […]

WaPo hires Zhou as graphics reporter/developer

Youyou Zhou has joined The Washington Post’s Opinion section as a graphics reporter/developer. Since September 2020, she has been freelancing. Recently, Zhou was a senior data editor at Before that, she covered immigration and global migration for Quartz. She was also an interactive news developer at The Associated Press. As per the Post: “Her […] promotes Fakuade to staff editor for culture, features

Melinda Fakuade, associate editor for culture and features at, is now the staff editor for culture and features. Fakuade joined as a fellow in 2020. Previously, she was a pop culture blogger, The Cut, at New York Magazine. She interned at The Outline and contributed to Clique Media Group. Fakuade has a B.A. […]

Marshall swaps for WSJ

Madeline Marshall has joined The Wall Street Journal as a senior video journalist, Explainers. Recently, she was a video news producer at She is an adjunct professor at American University, a post she previously held at the University of Maryland. She formerly worked at The Wall Street Journal from November 2014 to May 2018 […]