After a year or so of reporting on matters of diversity, Complex Media website NTRSCTN (read as “Intersection”) is calling it a standalone day. From editor in chief Shanté Cosme’s farewell note:
In order to appreciate each other’s differences, we need to understand the ways in which we’re all the same. We need a place where all of us can belong.
NTRSCTN, throughout its nearly year-long run, was that place. And I couldn’t be prouder of the work my team and I have accomplished. If nothing else, it allowed us to connect with readers from all walks of life.
The good news is that all four members of the NTRSCTN team are staying on at Complex in new roles starting today. Moving over to Complex Life are Sara David and Ramy Zabarah, who will serve respectively as managing editor and social media editor. Meanwhile, Cosme is now director of special projects for Complex while former NTRSCTN managing editor Anita Li has been promoted to news director of Complex and will be tasked with overseeing news content for Life as well as the other site channels of Music, Pop Culture, Sneakers, Sports and Style. (Complex also publishes a bi-monthly print magazine, with staffers from every one of these sections contributing.)
Li, while earning a B.A. from the University of Toronto and Master’s in Journalism from Carleton University between 2005 and 2011, did stints at CTV News, CTV Ottawa, CBC-TV, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Subsequently
here in New York, from Toronto, she worked as a weekend news editor for Mashable from 2012 to 2015.
Last year, Li gave a TedX talk about her pathway through the world of journalism. Check it out, below.
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