15 Dec Black Woman Set to Make History As President of MSNBC
Rashida Jones, who took the helm of MSNBC on February 1st, unveiled a new organizational structure that puts greater emphasis on the difference between breaking news programming, and analysis and opinion shows.
Jones also said that the network, seeking to expand longform content, would be adding a head of documentary acquisitions, with an announcement in the coming weeks.
In a memo to staff, Jones wrote, “One of our key priorities for 2021 is to make sure news consumers clearly understand the value of – and differences between – the two main types of content we offer: coverage of live and breaking news, and insightful analysis and perspectives. Both genres are critical to our future success, and both genres need to exist in a clear and compelling form on every single platform where news consumers go – which is why we are going to realign to better support them both.”