1843 Magazine names Fielding-Smith deputy editor

The Economist’s features section 1843 Magazine has tapped Abigail Fielding-Smith to serve as deputy editor. Recently, she was a senior editor at the magazine. Previously, Fielding-Smith worked at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism as an international editor. She also served as Beirut correspondent at the Financial Times. You can congratulate Fielding-Smith via X/Twitter.

The Economist to introduce paid podcasts

The Economist plans to introduce a new subscription tier this Thursday called Economist Podcasts+ for $4.90 monthly, the Economist president Bob Cohn told Axios reporter Sara Fischer. Fischer reports, “Audio has become the Economist’s fastest-growing platform for audience growth. Executives believe that momentum can be harnessed to bolster subscriptions, which serve as the company’s main source of […]

Butcher joins the Evening Standard as social editor

The Evening Standard has hired Sophie Butcher as a social editor. She joins from The Economist, where she recently served as a contributing writer. There, Butcher also held the posts of social media fellow and audience editor. She worked as a writer and then served as editor-in-chief Edinburgh at The Tab. Butcher has an M.A. […]

How The Economist is using short-form video to attract readers

Neha Gupta of the World Association of News Publishers writes about how The Economist is using short-form videos to attract new readers. Gupta writes, “After deliberating and strategising, the 180-year-old Economist launched on TikTok in July 2022. “‘We chose TikTok because we felt it was the most different and would push us and challenge us to […]

Economist EIC Beddoes wants it to be more “present” in media

Joe Pompeo of Vanity Fair interviewed Zanny Minton Beddoes, the editor in chief of The Economist, on her strategy for the publication. Pompeo writes, “How is The Economist, which still refers to its nearly 180-year-old weekly magazine as a ‘newspaper,’ different now than when she started? “‘There’s two parameters to answer that. One is, the world has […]

Bass named culture editor for The Economist

  Alexandra Suich Bass has been named culture editor of The Economist. She has been a senior correspondent covering politics, technology and society. She also has been U.S. technology editor and media editor. Bass also covered hedge funds and private equity for The Economist. She is a graduate of Yale University.

Economist journalists win Elliott Prize

Sue-Lin Wong and David Rennie are the 2023 winners of the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia from the Asia Society for their coverage of China in The Economist. The Oz Prize is awarded by an independent jury, which said in making the award: “We are pleased to award the 2023 Osborn Elliott Prize […]

ABC News hires Morris from The Economist

ABC News is hiring The Economist’s G. Elliott Morris to be the editorial director of data analytics for the news division, reports Ted Johnson of Deadline. Johnson reports, “Morris has been senior data journalist and U.S. correspondent for The Economist and was the lead developer of election forecasting models for U.S. and foreign elections. “In an interview with Deadline, […]

Financial Times hires Keynes as podcast host and columnist

The Financial Times has hired Soumaya Keynes as an economics podcast host and columnist. Keynes is currently Britain economics editor at The Economist and will join the FT in the summer. In her column, Keynes will write about the new ideas, old arguments and current debates over the economy and how they are shaping our […]

How The Economist used TikTok to reach new audiences

Liv Moloney, head of social media at The Economist, writes about how the publication is using TikTok to reach new audiences. Moloney writes, “The editorial strategy was devised and implemented by the social-media specialists within The Economist’s newsroom. (Jamie MacWhirter, our social-video producer, deserves particular credit for his work on the account.) “Our marketing team […]