Reuters hires Wong as senior editor, wider picture and particular initiatives

Reuters photos world editor Rickey Rogers shared the next message with Reuters colleagues:

I’m delighted to announce that award-winning photojournalist Maye-E Wong is coming to Reuters to tackle the function of Senior Editor, Wider Picture and Particular Tasks.

In her previous twenty years on the Related Press (AP), Maye-E was one of many company’s go-to photographers for a exceptional vary of assignments internationally, together with greater than 35 journeys to North Korea. Her profession highlights embody tales equivalent to Rohingya girls fleeing Myanmar, political unrest in Thailand and Hong Kong, the devastation of storm Haiyan within the Philippines, Bangladesh’s garment manufacturing unit collapse, and Black Lives Matter protests on the streets of New York.

Her personal work has received an Abroad Press Membership Hal Boyle Award and the 2018 Ancil Payne Ethics in Journalism Award, in addition to a Image of the Yr award from the Reynolds Journalism Institute for her portraits of victims of abuse by Catholic clergy.

Extra not too long ago, she’s grow to be referred to as a fierce advocate of visible journalism, an innovator in digital storytelling and, sometimes, an project photographer. Just lately, she traveled throughout massive swaths of the USA documenting life as People navigated the uncertainty of each COVID and politics.

Maye-E takes on the management of Wider Image at Reuters. Maye-E will report back to me and be based mostly in New York beginning April 24.

Please be a part of me in extending a heat welcome to Maye-E.