Journalist and digital media expert Cyndi Stivers '78 has been named Editor-in-Chief of AOL.com. Stivers, a Barnard Trustee, joins AOL from the Columbia Journalism Review, where she was the Editor-in-Chief. Previously, she served in senior editorial and management roles with Entertainment Weekly, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Time Out New York, and Premiere. An excerpt from AOL's announcement:
"There were many characteristics that cemented Cyndi as our top choice including her programming vision, a strong creative track record, and a knack for mentoring editorial talent.
As we evolve AOL.com as a content destination, we will look to Cyndi to ensure the site showcases the most compelling stories relevant to our viewers and drive a distinctive editorial voice. We'll also be relying on her creativity to help us ignite our live programming and add more opportunities for visitors to engage with each other around our content."