Elite (e-light) Truong is the Vice President of Product Strategy at American Press Institute, where she manages data products that help local newsrooms make strategic decisions, including Metrics for News and Source Matters. Formerly, she was the Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Washington Post, where she led the newsroom R&D team to create projects and products driven by emerging technologies, including machine learning, artificial intelligence and 3-D and augmented reality. Before joining The Post, Truong spent four years at Vox Media, three as the product manager for off-platform storytelling.
Truong has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, where she created and taught an entrepreneurship class for journalism students, which covered product development and project management basics for enterprise media projects, negotiation, pitching and public speaking skills.
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