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Apple News Editors

The Apple News editorial team comprises journalists who honed their craft at publications like The Times, Wall St Journal, CNN and Bleacher Report. Lauren Kern, former New York Magazine executive editor, is Apple News’ editor-in-chief. She leads a team of around 30 people in London, New York, Sydney and Silicon Valley. Their job is to trawl hundreds of stories a day and curate stories to feature in various areas of the app. They control key areas of Apple News, including the stories that lead the app in the Top Stories feed, updated one story at a time on a rolling basis whenever the editors decide that a new story takes priority over another.

Apple News Top Stories

They also curate the news digest found in the Spotlight section. It highlights features on current events and deep dives into specific topics.

Editor's Pick in Apple News

In the new My Sports area of Apple News, Top Stories are curated by the Apple News editors too.

My Sports in Apple News

Apple News also has a Special Coverage tab on the app. Any News Spotlights in these areas are also curated by the Apple News editorial team.

Special Coverage and News Spotlight in Apple News

Outside the app, the team collaborates to assemble email newsletters which are circulated every weekend. They consist of five of the week’s top stories and aren’t limited to a single set of sources or topics.

Apple News newsletter

Publishers may pitch their articles to Apple News’ editors for top placement consideration. However, the editorial team receives hundreds of pitches a day. Apple doesn’t have any guidance on getting a pitch read, but it will help a publisher’s pitch to be an authority on the topic they’re covering. This means publishers with extensive coverage of and demonstrable expertise in certain topics will be featured more often.

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