From the Washington Post’s internal announcement, obtained by FishbowlDC:
I am very happy to announce that Bonnie Jo Mount will be the new Picture Editor of The Washington Post, beginning Jan. 7. Bonnie Jo will be my deputy and be directly responsible for the picture desk. She will play a most influential role in helping us make the kind of urgent improvements necessary in our daily and future assignments that will improve the way we tell stories visually. And she will be the catalyst for our reorganized Photo Desk.
Bonnie Jo is no stranger to photojournalism management. Most recently, she was deputy managing editor for visuals and interactive media at the Raleigh News and Observer, where she previously had served as director of photography and pioneered the creation and publication of photographic columns and multimedia storytelling initiatives. Before that she was director of photography at the Colorado Springs Gazette, photo editor at the Guide newspaper in Jackson Hole, and a staff photographer at the Free Press in Burlington, Vt., the News-Sentinel in Knoxville and the Tampa Tribune. She also taught visual media as an assistant professor at Hampton University.
She is a graduate of the University of South Florida, who did graduate work at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, and a former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.
Please join me in welcoming her to our newsroom.