CHARLOTTE – WFAE’s Jennifer Lang will participate in the Editorial Integrity and Leadership Initiative for public media journalists.
Lang, of Matthews, was one of 100 editors chosen to take part in the six-month program that focuses on strengthening their ability to lead public media newsrooms and upholding the highest editorial standards.
“I have the great fortune to work in a newsroom full of talented journalists so this opportunity to learn more and better ways to make their work shine is very important to me,” Lang said.
As WFAE’s senior editor, digital and product, Lang prepares content for WFAE’s digital platforms and oversees all product development and implementation of audience development tools.
Lang joined WFAE in 2001. As the station’s first web producer, Lang transitioned WFAE.org through two content management system changes, established WFAE’s social media presence and assisted with digital news coverage.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Jennifer, who has proven herself to be a talented and dedicated newsroom leader, to join a cohort of rising media leaders from across the country,” said Ju-Don Marshall, WFAE’s chief content officer. “The program will strengthen her skills and equip her to help WFAE meet the increasing and varied news needs of our community.”
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting funds the initiative. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University runs it.