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Storyful : Names Ebonie Newman as Global Chief Revenue Officer

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10/16/2017 | 03:00 pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Storyful, a leading social media intelligence, content and news company, announced today the promotion of Ebonie Newman to the role of Global Chief Revenue Officer.

Ms. Newman, who is currently Storyful's Executive Director of Sales for the Asia Pacific region, will relocate to New York to take up the role in November. She will oversee sales and marketing efforts for the business and will look at new commercial opportunities for revenue growth across all regions.

"It's been a pleasure to have worked with the Storyful team in Australia and I'm looking forward to this new opportunity to help grow Storyful on a global scale. The unique technological capabilities and talent we have within the business allows Storyful to do incredible work with media partners, marketers and agencies. The business has a bright future as we continue to grow and evolve our offering. I could not be more proud and excited to help guide the team on this journey," said Ebonie Newman.

Ms. Newman has led Storyful's commercial operations for the Asia Pacific region since January 2015. Responsible for doubling commercial growth in the region, her team expanded Storyful's work with publishers and developed strategies to help brands and agencies connect with their audience through insights and social video. Ms. Newman has built close partnerships with News Corp Australia's sales teams and News Digital Networks (News DNA) to drive innovative social video opportunities for the business. She joined Storyful from News Corp Australia's network sales division where she was group sales director.

"Ebonie is a proven leader who built and grew the Storyful business in the Asia Pacific region. She finds innovative ways to collaborate with partners and deliver solutions that build businesses and generate results," said Global Chief Executive Officer Sharb Farjami. "She has been a valued member of our team over the past few years, and I am proud to welcome her to our leadership team."

Storyful was acquired by News Corp in December 2013 and operates as a stand-alone business that complements News Corp's video offerings as well as servicing external partners in the media, advertising and PR industry.

About Storyful
Storyful, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV), is a social intelligence and news agency combining world-class journalism with unique access to data and proprietary technology to find insights and content for media and brand partners. Their expertise allows them to contextualize stories and verify content to find the truth in the vast landscape of social noise.

Founded as the first social news agency by three Irish journalists during the Arab Spring, Storyful was created out of the need to break the news faster and utilize social content to add context around the stories being told by journalists. Storyful now provides the same intelligence to brands to help them proactively analyze social activity to understand their audience, create targeted content, and inform their messaging and strategy.

About News Corp
News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the world. The company comprises businesses across a range of media, including: news and information services, book publishing, digital real estate services, and cable network programming and pay-TV distribution in Australia. Headquartered in New York, the activities of News Corp are conducted primarily in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. More information:

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