Deputy editor, Strategic Initiatives Education: Roosevelt University, BA in Journalism
Elite Truong is a technologist and journalist helping The Washington Post develop ways to effectively fulfill its journalistic mission while also delivering advertisers the innovation they find attractive. She experiments with technology-driven editorial projects working with The Post’s journalism, technology and advertising teams.
Before joining The Post, Truong spent four years at Vox Media, three as the product manager for off-platform storytelling. She set product strategy and led the launch of nine editorial networks on new platforms including Apple News, AMP and AMP Stories, Facebook Instant Articles, live blogs and newsletters. She worked on revenue initiatives on emerging platforms and managed partnerships with Apple and Google.
In 2017, Truong hosted and produced the Next Steps podcast for Poynter, where she interviewed journalists on their non-traditional career paths in and out of media. She wrote a column about media innovation for Poynter for two years. She serves as a board member and education adviser for Online News Association and a career coach for the Digital Women Leaders program. She also moonlights as a travel and food writer who seeks out great street food across the world.
Honors & Awards:
Member of the inaugural 2015 ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media
Professional Affiliations: Online News Association, board member, education adviser; Asian-American Journalists' Association