New York Mag's Lauren Kern Named First Editor-in-Chief of Apple News

Lauren Kern, Executive Editor at New York Magazine, has been named as the first editor-in-chief of Apple News, according to Politico. The hiring has since been confirmed by an Apple spokesperson.

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It's unclear what exactly the role will entail, but it suggests Apple has bigger ambitions of some kind for its News app on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple News is not a firsthand source of news, so Kern's role could be at least partially related to curation of other news sources. In February, Apple executive Eddy Cue said the company wants to "vet and make sure that the news providers" in Apple News are "legitimate," in an effort to cut down on "clickbait."

Apple News gathers stories from several leading news sources and displays them all in one place. The app launched on iOS 9 in the United States, and it has since expanded to Australia and the United Kingdom. The app was redesigned for iOS 10 with a bolder, simpler interface that puts content front and center.

Top Rated Comments

melendezest Avatar
61 months ago
In the era of Fake News, this could be just one more source of disinformation.

Finding real news is hard today, so hopefully this won't happen here.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
61 months ago
In the era of Fake News, this could be just one more source of disinformation.

Finding real news is hard today, so hopefully this won't happen here.
That's only true to the extent you choose to include fake news sources in your news stream.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChrisCW11 Avatar
61 months ago
Makes sense that Apple wants to expand their warped reality field to cherry pick "news" and content shown on their devices.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
unobtainium Avatar
61 months ago
That's only true to the extent you choose to include fake news sources
Facebook is a great source of fake news. Having an actual editor is likely to decrease the amount of fake news in Apple's app.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kaibelf Avatar
61 months ago
Makes sense that Apple wants to expand their warped reality field to cherry pick "news" and content shown on their devices.
Next you'll complain that they don't sell Galaxy phones in their stores, as if you don't have a choice to shop elsewhere.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WaxedJacket Avatar
61 months ago
Curated news. What could go wrong? :rolleyes:

I'm not saying my way is the best way but I bounce around between all news sites from CNN, Independent, Fox News, and such. I also cut out all editorials and try to stick to just factual news articles. Lastly I try not to form an opinion on something until at least 3 days after a story breaks. This also allows the truth to surface over knee jerk emotional articles.

Makes processing news in a digital age much safer.

Edit: forgot my last tip which is to avoid articles that ask questions in the headlines. Look up Betteridge's law of Headlines ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines')
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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