Shin departs The Economist for AFP

Hieun Shin

Agence France-Presse has hired Hieun Shin as its correspondent in South Korea. She has been covering South and North Korea at The Economist since 2018. She is currently a board member at the Asian American Journalists Association Seoul Chapter. Before joining The Economist, she was a translator and English teacher in Seoul. Shin graduated from […]

Wu departing FT for The Economist

Ethan Wu

Ethan Wu is leaving the Financial Times to become the Asia correspondent for The Economist. Wu has been at the Financial Times since November 2021 covering finance in New York. At the Financial Times, he hosts the twice-weekly “Unhedged” podcast on markets and finance. He also co-writes the Unhedged daily newsletter. Before joining the FT, Wu worked […]

Nuttall returning to Berlin to lead The Economist’s Germany coverage

Tom Nuttall

Tom Nuttall of The Economist is returning to Berlin to lead the publication’s Germany coverage. Nuttall has been a senior editor on The Economist‘s digital team since March 2022. Before that he spent three years running the Berlin bureau, and four years writing the Charlemagne column on Europe. He has also worked as U.S. west coast […]

Astill departs The Economist for IMF

James Astill

The Economist Asia editor James Astill has departed the organization for a job at the International Monetary Fund. He was previously the paper’s Washington bureau chief and Lexington columnist. Astill also worked as The Economist’s South Asia bureau chief, stationed in New Delhi 2007-2010. He has also worked as the publication’s defense editor, energy and environment editor […]

Quan now deputy head of social media for The Economist

Kristene Quan

Kristene Quan is now deputy head of social media for The Economist. She helps lead the publication’s daily social operations and social-media strategy, with a particular focus on its audiences in North America. Prior to joining The Economist, she was executive producer of digital content at Postmedia where she worked with newsrooms across Canada. Before […]

The Economist taps Owen as head of social media

The Economist has named Isobel Owen as its head of social media. Owen has been a senior audience editor helping adapt The Economist’s journalism for social media and other digital platforms. She collaborates with colleagues within the Audience team and across the newsroom to reach new audiences and engage our current subscribers by leading on push alerts. […]

Berman to become news editor for The Economist in New York

The Economist has tapped Hollie Berman to be a news editor in New York. Berman joined The Economist at the start of 2020 as a social-media fellow, and took on the role of social-media editor later in the year. Her day-to-day work involves collaborating with editorial to adapt The Economist’s journalism for output across the paper’s four […]

Hodson named Americas editor at The Economist

Hal Hodson has been named Americas editor at The Economist, overseeing coverage of Canada and Latin America. He currently is a special projects writer, based in London. He joined the publication in 2016 as science and technology correspondent, writing about face recognition, tigers and the brain. In 2018 he was named Britain’s best science writer. In […]

The Economist names new president

Luke Bradley-Jones, Disney+ general manager of EMEA, has been named president and managing director of The Economist. Bradley-Jones will continue to accelerate The Economist’s digital evolution. He will be based in London and will also have a significant presence in The Economist’s New York office. He will assume the role of president this summer. Prior to […]

The Economist taps Hogan as Asia editor

The Economist has named Emma Hogan to be its new Asia editor. She is currently the Americas editor. She oversees the coverage of Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. Previously she was deputy briefings editor, working on cover briefings, long-form articles and editing the Christmas issue in 2020. Her other roles across the paper include South-East Asia […]