Social news agency Storyful has announced leadership changes as the organization crosses its first anniversary with News Corp.
Rahul Chopra will become Storyful’s CEO, with founder and CEO Mark Little taking on the newly created role of Director of Editorial Innovation. Mr. Chopra previously served as Chief Revenue Officer and SVP, Global Head of Video for News Corp. The changes are effective immediately.
Robert Thomson, News Corp Chief Executive:
“Storyful is both a symbol of our digital and global aspirations and a substantive contributor to them. We will have twin pillars of development, with Rahul leading our fast-growing commercial operations and Mark continuing to drive our expanding editorial ambitions. Storyful has already become the global standard for verified content for newsrooms, while more businesses are leveraging Storyful’s expertise to help them navigate the complex world of social media.”
“Sitting as it does at the intersection of technology and journalism, I can personally think of no more exciting place to be. I am looking forward to leading this enterprising Storyful team to the next level, with Mark building on his pioneering efforts in creating the company and its innovative approach to leveraging social media.”
“Rahul and I have been planning this change for some time. It reflects the proven success of Storyful’s integration with News Corp and the growth in our ambitions for the years ahead. We now have a world-class team across team continents and I have my dream job, part of a team building the most innovative company on a rapidly changing media landscape.”
Little will continue to serve as the primary ambassador for the news agency, and will shape the company’s “thought-leadership in the news industry.”
Source: News Corp