LONDON (27 May 2014)—Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, today named Reuters Chief Correspondent in Britain Belinda Goldsmith as Editor-in-Chief of the Foundation’s global news service.
Goldsmith brings to the post 30 years of experience as a journalist leading teams of reporters around the world. During her tenure at Reuters, Goldsmith reported from over 20 countries across Asia, the Americas, and Europe, covering issues ranging from politics to human rights to the economy. In 2006, she was responsible for the creation and launch of the Reuters Lifestyle and Entertainment wire, and in recent years she led training courses for journalists in Lebanon, Myanmar, Jordan and Bhutan.
“Belinda is an exceptional journalist with great international experience and a strong passion for news. Throughout her career, she has lead several editorial teams and shown remarkable versatility and a distinct sense for innovation. She is a tremendous addition to our fast-growing news reporting team. Her vision and talent will strengthen our coverage of the world’s under-reported stories”, said Monique Villa, Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO.
As Editor-in-Chief, Goldsmith will be responsible for managing the Foundation's global team of 27 staff journalists and an expanding network of over 100 stringers worldwide. The Foundation’s award-winning news service is dedicated to covering the world’s under-reported stories, including women’s rights, anti-corruption, social innovation, and the human impact of climate change.
"My respect for the work of the Foundation has developed over the years. Through the strong leadership of Monique Villa, the organisation has created a vibrant team of journalists dedicated to covering the stories mainstream media forget. I am very much looking forward to working with the Foundation’s editorial team at a time when the organisation takes on a greater role in the changing media landscape", said Goldsmith.
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