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Meet the World Editors Forum team

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Meet the World Editors Forum team

The World Editors Forum is the global organisation for editors within the World Association of Newspapers and News Pubishers (WAN-IFRA), and its main missions are to represent senior newsroom editors from across the globe, to defend editorial excellence, to provide editorial services and to define the future of journalism. WEF is also involved in defending free speech and the right of the public to truthful information.

In January, Ireton, a South African editor and successful senior manager at some of the country’s top newspapers, became Executive Director of WEF. She is a seasoned newspaper professional with more than 20 years experience on South Africa’s top newspapers, including the Sunday Times and Business Day, where she worked as a journalist, editorial manager and chief operations officer. Before joining WEF, she spent six years based in London, consulting on media matters to a variety of international organizations and governments. Ireton's team includes:

Emma Heald,
at left, is Senior Editor for WEF, where she edits the Editors Weblog and Trends in Newsrooms, as well as advising on programme content and speakers for conferences. She graduated from Oxford University with a B.A in History and Modern Languages and then moved to Italy, before coming to Paris three years ago. Her journalistic experience includes working with the Associated Press and Reuters, writing feature pieces, researching for the Guardian's Rome correspondent and on-camera interviews as well as video reports for an Italian web TV start-up.

Brian Veseling,
second from right, is Senior Editor for WEF and also works for WAN-IFRA's Publications department. He got his start in the industry at the age of nine delivering his hometown daily newspaper to 80 homes and businesses, which he did for seven years. He joined WAN-IFRA in 1999 as Deputy Editor of newspaper techniques, today known as WAN-IFRA Magazine. Before coming to WAN-IFRA, he spent several years working as a copy editor at daily mid-size newspapers in the United States. He has a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Federica Cherubini,
at right, is a journalist at the Editors Weblog and assists with conferences and study tours. She is from Milan, Italy where she studied Journalism and Contemporary History. Her undergraduate thesis was on the role of the news ombudsman, and for her Masters degree she wrote a comparison of the relationship between journalism and democracy in Italy and the UK. She specialises in writing about quality, accountability and media ethics.


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