December 3, 2022

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BEIRUT-BORN KHALAF ASCENDS TO EDITORSHIP OF FINANCIAL TIMES – FIRST WOMAN TOP EDITOR IN 131-YEAR HISTORY

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Asia Media warmly congratulates Roula Khalaf on her ascension to the premier Editorship of the Monetary Instances, one of many world’s nice newspapers.  She turns into the primary girl editor of the FT in its 131-year historical past.

Khalaf was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and grew up there in the course of the civil warfare. She earned a bachelor’s diploma from Syracuse College, and a grasp’s diploma in worldwide affairs from Columbia College in New York. Khalaf was beforehand deputy editor from 2016 to 2020, overseeing a spread of newsroom initiatives and award successful editorial tasks and main a world community of over 100 overseas correspondents.

FT Editor Khalaf writes, through FT digital:
“Yesterday was my first day on the job as editor of the Monetary Instances. This week, the newsroom bid a really fond farewell to Lionel Barber, who stepped down after 14 years on the helm, and 35 years on the Monetary Instances. Lionel leaves the FT as a really digital writer with extra journalists on workers than when he took over in 2005. Few publications can match this achievement. It’s because of you — our greater than 1 million paying readers — that we will maintain top quality journalism.

I’m immensely honoured and excited to guide the FT ahead: translating old school reporting and traditional storytelling for the digital age. I admire the various notes of encouragement and recommendation that I’ve obtained from readers in current months. My electronic mail tackle is [email protected] I wish to hear from you.

The subsequent yr, and the subsequent decade, will carry extra upheaval and disruption. This week we noticed Vladimir Putin cement his maintain on Russia, the US and China strike a fragile commerce truce, and Australia nonetheless ravaged by the devastating results of local weather change. You may depend on the FT to be your information to this altering world.

Congratulations to this very spectacular Lebanon-born profession girls journalist!

 

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