Apple has hired Lauren Kern, Executive Editor at New York Magazine to be their first editor-in-chief of Apple News. Her first job is 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. It remains to be seen with the hiring of an editor if Apple has loftier goals for the news platform.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.