Lauren Kern

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Lauren Kern is an American magazine editor and the current deputy editor of The New York Times Magazine.[1] Previously, she was the editorial director at New York magazine.[2]

She has been named as the first editor-in-chief of Apple News, according to Politico.[3]

It's unclear what exactly the role will entail, but it suggests Apple has bigger ambitions of some kind for its News app on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Kern declined to comment for the story, and Apple has confirmed the hire but declined to share any other details.

Apple News is not a firsthand source of news, so Kern's role could be at least partially related to curation of other news sources. In February, Apple executive Eddy Cue said the company wants to "vet and make sure that the news providers" in Apple News are "legitimate," in an effort to cut down on "clickbait."