Washington Post announces Next Generation team
The following excerpt announcement was sent out by The Washington Post Next Generation senior editor Phoebe Connelly and Next Generation business director Bradley Lautenbach:
Neema Roshania Patel is joining Next Generation as its editor. In this role, Neema will partner with editors around the newsroom to improve our ability to identify stories, lines of coverage and formats that resonate with younger and more diverse audiences. She will help identify existing topics and features that resonate with new audiences, collaborate to bring more visibility to that work, and serve as a consultant and advocate for experimentation. Neema came to The Post in 2016 as an editor on the Select app and the following year helped found The Lily. Previously, Neema worked at NPR member station WHYY in Philadelphia.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn is joining the team in the newsroom as audience and engagement editor. Yu will help us understand new audiences: where they seek news and information; how they want to consume journalism and engage with journalists; and how to encourage new readers to establish long-lasting relationships with The Post. She will partner with editors and reporters across the newsroom to ensure that our work reaches these audiences. Yu joined The Post in 2019 first as community editor and then as senior subscriber engagement editor.
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