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An Arab Chief for the tradition leaf

So much will to change, one would not have expected the voice of the captains of Industry and high Finance, not at all. The, founded in 1888, Financial Times (FT) is right for your conditions quite radically. Not only has called now for the first time, a woman on the editor-in-chief chair. The "New" at the top of the sheet with the legendary salmon-colored in the print edition also has a foreign-sounding name and a British accent.

her name is Roula Khalaf and see their own rise as a "historical turning point". Born in Beirut and grew up in Lebanon and there during the bitter civil war and went to school. Their mother language is Arabic. Today it is not only British, but also of Lebanese nationality. At Columbia University in New York, she received a Master's degree in International relations. After that, she worked for four years for the US magazine "Forbes".

Early attention you gave this time by a critical story about the Trader Jordan Belfort. The Martin Scorsese Film "The Wolf of Wall Street" took in 2013 with respect to their former role – with a protagonist that was modeled. The FT editorial staff belongs to Roula Khalaf in 24 years. She first worked as Africa, then as a middle East expert and was later head of the foreign ministries. In the last four years, she was Deputy of the chief editor, Lionel Barber. It Khalaf called grateful to their "Mentor".

The challenge is the Opening of the newspaper and its global claim forward, without alienating the old clientele.

At the Barber's "extraordinary successes" will build you "try," she said this week. It is a pleasure for "insane" to be allowed starting January, "the greatest news organization in the world" guide. Barber, in turn, has described his successor as "fair, wise, and tough". The Japanese media group Nikkei, the FT since 2015, has "full confidence" that Khalaf promotes "quality journalism" of the FT more.

In fact, has beaten the "Financial Times" wacker in the turbulent last few years. Also, for the "salmon-coloured" broke in the print market, as for other Newspapers, strong. As the Barber came out 14 years ago into the office, printed the sheet still over 430'000 copies. There are now just 165'000. But the strain of paying subscribers, most of them relate to the FT, now digital, is to grow in April of this year, a proud Million. Worldwide the still carefully solidified and as reliable goods are considered economic and political Information good sold.

of Course, the FT has released under the Barber more and more by the reputation of a pure economic paper. The newspaper has specialized in the research, the excesses of the profit thinking, blame, climate issues, the British Conservatives is sharp under the microscope and strongly pro-European argument.

The challenge for Roula Khalaf, this Opening of the newspaper and its global claim to push forward without alienating the old clientele. Well she is prepared for this task anyway – and popular in the newsroom apparently.

Created: 14.11.2019, 19:09 PM

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