Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Meredith Artley Joins CNN.com as Vice President and Managing Editor

CNN Press Release - CNN has appointed Meredith Artley vice president and managing editor of CNN.com, it was announced today by KC Estenson, senior vice president and general manager of CNN.com. Artley is currently managing editor, online, at the Los Angeles Times, and will join CNN.com next month.

With more than thirteen years working as a journalist and online editor, Artley will lead CNN.com’s editorial strategy from the company’s Atlanta headquarters, reporting directly to Estenson.

“CNN is where the world goes to find out what’s happening now; and Meredith will complement an incredibly talented editorial leadership team as we continue to set the standard in multi-platform journalism,” said Estenson. “I’m confident that her innovation, vision and approach to reporting and storytelling – along with her editorial leadership – will enable us to deliver the caliber of content our users expect, while introducing CNN stories to an ever-growing new audience.”

Artley joined LATimes.com in March 2007, and was responsible for all editorial initiatives, from the vision of the site to the daily execution, as well as the site’s recently unveiled redesign. Under her leadership, the site more than doubled its traffic, becoming the fastest-growing website among the nation’s largest newspapers; and won several journalism awards.

“CNN is a global news powerhouse and the opportunity to lead the editorial effort for their site is a challenge I’m enthusiastic about taking on,” Artley said. “I’m excited to help their talented journalists, technologists and business teams to deliver news and information in fresh and dynamic ways."

Prior to joining LATimes.com, Artley served as digital development director for the International Herald Tribune’s web operation in Paris, where she led the strategy and day-to-day editorial execution. Previously, she was the associate editor at NYTimes.com, where she managed the team of producers and editors who published the site.

In 2000, Artley was part of the Pulitzer-prize winning team for the New York Times’ “Race in America” series. She is also an active member of the Online News Association.

Artley received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri.

CNN.com is the world's No. 1 destination for online and wireless news according to Nielsen, garnering the greatest audience share in total minutes and page views and the most video and mobile usage among current events and global news sites. Launched in 1995, CNN.com draws from the resources of CNN Worldwide and its many partners to provide consumers with the most enriching, immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, interactive features and user-generated content. CNN.com’s news video offering – both live and on-demand – is unparalleled on the Web. CNN.com’s recent awards include a Peabody Award, two EPpy awards, four CableFAX Best of the Web awards, a National Headliner award, and the 2009 Edward R. Murrow award for best website.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let;s hope she can do something to upgrade

The website is pretty lame these days.During
the 2pm hour today Kyra had a guy who was
lobbying for job that knew how to use social
media to improve websites.CNN should really
talk to this guy.

10:28 PM  

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