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New faces on World Editors Forum Board

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New faces on World Editors Forum Board

Dave Callaway, Editor Emeritus and CEO of, USA, has been elected President of the World Editors Forum (WEF), succeeding Marcelo Rech, Vice President of Journalism, RBS Group, Brazil.

Helje Solberg, Executive Editor and CEO of VGTV, Norway, was named as the new Vice President at the annual meeting of the WEF board in Durban on Wednesday.

Five new members of WEF Board were elected. They are:

  • Joanne Lipman, Editor in Chief, USA Today, USA;
  • Ritu Kapur, CEO of, India;
  • Stephen Rae, Editor in Chief, Independent News and Media, Ireland;
  • Martha Ramos, Editorial Director, OEM, Mexico and
  • Warren Fernandez, Editor in Chief, SPH, Singapore

Callaway is a former Editor in Chief of USA Today, who took control of, as CEO and Editor Emeritus a year ago. He is credited with growing USA Today to the fifth largest digital news organisation in the US. Before joining USA Today in July 2012, he was the Editor-in-Chief at MarketWatch and its predecessor CBS MarketWatch. He has a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He serves on the board of the ICFJ.

Helje Solberg, CEO and Executive Editor of VGTV, Norway, is an award-winning journalist and author who has worked on several Norwegian papers.   




2017-06-08 06:01

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