Who is Joss Fong?
Joss Fong was born on 22 May 1988, in the United States of America, and is a journalist, best known for her work at Vox as a senior Editorial Producer. Prior to her work there, she worked for Media Matters for America as an energy editor.
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The Riches of Joss Fong
How rich is Joss Fong? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in journalism. Her fame and work experience has led her to numerous opportunities, increasing her riches significantly. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Very little is known about Joss prior to her rise in fame thanks to her journalism career. There is almost no information available about her childhood and family, nor is it known how she developed a strong interest in the journalism field.
After matriculating from high school she enrolled at New York University (NYU) – while originally based in New York, the high profile university now has campuses around the world, and offers degrees in areas such as Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Sydney, London, Buenos Aires, and Tel Aviv. Alumni of the school include media personalities, businessmen, inventors, royalty, astronauts, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. According to their statistics, they have 37 Nobel Laureates, 30 Academy Award winners, 30 Pulitzer Prize Winners, and many other successes in different fields.
Being a part of a prestigious school, Joss joined the university’s Science, Health and Environmental reporting program, wanting to focus more on topics that interested her. She completed her education, and also a short internship program prior to her graduation.
Fong began her career with the non-profit organization Media Matters for America (MMfA) which focuses on analyzing and correcting misinformation within US media. The organization was founded in 2004 by journalist David Brock in response to the Media Research Center, and over the years has become known for its aggressive criticism of conservative media outlets and journalists. It has also been known for what has been dubbed as its War on Fox News, but also analyzing news sources from other networks such as CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS, and many others.
The organization has both been praised and criticized by the industry, with some stating that they are great at doing their research but questions regarding how their work might be for the benefit of others in the political arena didn’t appeal to them. The organization has been credited for bringing to attention certain issues such as James Guckert, who gained White house press access under a pseudonym Jeff Gannon while also working as a prostitute. The company has been accused of lowering its journalistic standards in their defense of Hillary Clinton. Throughout her time with the company, Joss worked as an energy editor with the details of her work not expressed fully. Some believed that she did work mainly relating to the energy field, but also involved in other types of editing duties.
— Joss Fong (@JossFong) April 29, 2019
Recent Career Endeavors
After Joss’ work with Media Matters for America, she then moved to Washington, D.C. and joined the opinion website “Vox”, owned by Vox Media, where she has served as a Senior Editorial Producer since 2014. The website was founded around the same time she moved to the company, and is known for its concept of explanatory journalism.
Its parent company Vox Media is a technology company, and eventually endeavored to create the website Vox to improve the technology of news. Their mission is to explain the news and help readers understand current events with information that is not usually available through the traditional news medium. The website uses a content management system which allows its journalists to easily create articles with transitions or visual effects. The website was also paired with a YouTube channel of the same name, which posts videos on news or information accompanying the article on their website. The website has been highly successful and has received significant media attention since its release.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of Fong’s romantic relationships. She has never been confirmed to be with anyone romantically, or just prefers to keep that aspect of her life away from the spotlight. She has been seen multiple times with photos of her with children in her social media account, but she later confirmed that they were her sister’s children.
Similar to numerous journalists, she is highly active online through accounts on social media website such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Her Instagram account gives an insight to her personal life showcasing her interests in art, travelling, food, sports, photography, and many others. She also has a Twitter account which promotes a lot of her work with Vox and Vox Media, and she also shares some of her interests and daily thoughts through the platform. Her Facebook account is the least active among the three, last posting content sometime in mid-2018 as a promotion of her work with Vox. Aside from her social media accounts, she makes regular appearances in various Vox videos, as one of its content creators for both the website as well as their YouTube channel.