June 25, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Rem Rieder has been named media editor of
TODAY. Rieder, formerly editor and senior vice president of American Journalism Review, has been writing a weekly media column for
TODAY since December. The announcement was made today by
, editor-in-chief of
"The increasing role of media in all our lives means that every company is now a media company, and everyone a media personality," said Callaway. "Rem's role will include working with media columnists such as
TODAY reporters across the country as they cover the empires and innovators behind this evolution. He will continue writing his column as well."
As editor and senior vice president of American Journalism Review, Rieder edited the magazine and wrote frequent columns on media issues for the magazine's website, ajr.org. AJR is a national magazine based at the
University of Maryland
that covers all aspects of digital, print and broadcast journalism.
Prior to that, he held senior editing positions at a number of major newspapers, including the Washington Post (deputy metropolitan editor), Miami Herald (national editor and city editor) and Milwaukee Journal (assistant managing editor/news). He also has served as executive editor of States News Service in
; managing editor of the
correspondent and deputy metro editor at the Philadelphia Bulletin; and reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Rieder has taught media industry reporting, journalism ethics, magazine editing and production, and advanced public affairs reporting at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the
University of Maryland
native, he is a graduate of
and lives in
TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982,
TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the
truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling,
TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information,
TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation – today, tomorrow and for decades to follow.
TODAY and USATODAY.com reach a combined six million readers daily.
TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 17 million downloads on mobile devices.
TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).