Former Managing Editor of St. Louis Post- Dispatch and STLtoday.com Joins Multi-Source Online Video News Service
COLUMBIA, MO - November 4, 2009 -- Newsy.com, the multi-source online and mobile video news service, has hired Pam Maples, former managing editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and STLtoday.com, as vice president of editorial.
"Pam's editorial vision and proven ability for building innovative news products will propel Newsy.com to the leadership position for multi-source news," explains Jim Spencer, president of Newsy.com. "We are thrilled to have attracted such a remarkable and respected news and editorial leader who will deliver multi-source news where, when and how our viewers want it."
During her tenure, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch won several awards for online and video news, including from the Online News Association, and was a 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news. Previously, Maples was assistant managing editor of investigations at The Dallas Morning News where she was a member of the reporting team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. Maples was a 2006 Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University and is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
In addition, Jim Flink, a weekend news anchor and news reporter at KMBC-TV, Kansas City's ABC affiliate, has joined Newsy.com as an editorial advisor. Flink was awarded a regional Emmy for spot news coverage and anchored the newscast that won the National Edward R. Murrow Award. Flink received his master's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
A news analyzer, not a news aggregator, Newsy.com is the only multi-source video news service producing daily videos that analyze the key differences in how a story is being reported by various news organizations. Newsy.com offers context with convenience -- in 2 to 3 minutes, users understand the nuances in coverage.
Newsy.com (http://www.newsy.com) is a multi-source online video news site that monitors, analyzes and presents the world's news coverage. Through short video segments available on the web and mobile devices, Newsy.com accelerates the understanding of how a news story is covered differently by media outlets around the world.