Hong Kong declines to renew visa for Economist journalist

The Economist editor in chief Zanny Minton Beddoes issued the following statement on Friday: The Hong Kong immigration authorities have declined to renew the employment visa of our correspondent, Sue-Lin Wong. We regret their decision, which was given without explanation. Sue-Lin is not currently in Hong Kong. We are proud of Sue-Lin’s journalism. We urge […]

Economist tech and biz editor Booth joins PR firm

The Economist technology and business editor Tamzin Booth has been hired by Brunswick Group as a partner in its London office to advise global clients in the technology, media and telecoms sector. Booth recently served as technology and business editor. Prior to this, she served as a business editor. She was also Tokyo bureau chief […]

Rankin joins Thomson Reuters Foundation as producer

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has hired Frances Rankin as a producer, to make films about the climate, tech and society, and inclusive economies. She has also freelanced for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. She was previously a video journalist at The Economist. She has also freelanced for DeSmog UK and has worked at the BBC, Newsweek, […]

The Economist to sell “Alice in Wonderland” cover as NFT

The Economist said Thursday it will auction off its Sept. 18 cover on decentralized finance as a non-fungible token to raise money for The Economist Educational Foundation. The auction .will take place next week. This is the first time The Economist has issued an NFT. The Economist cover is titled, “Down the rabbit hole: The […]

Knowles named Midwest correspondent for The Economist

Daniel Knowles has been named the Midwest correspondent for The Economist. He will be based in Chicago. Knowles currently works on the foreign desk in London of The Economist. He covers stories worldwide, with a particular focus on fragile states, corruption and conflict. Knowles was previously based in Mumbai, where he covered business in South Asia; […]

The Economist names Greene its Spain correspondent

The Economist has appointed Lane Greene to the post of Spain correspondent. Greene replaces Michael Reid, who will continue to work for The Economist full-time on Latin America. Previously, Greene has covered various beats, including digital news, books and culture, European business, law, energy, the environment, and American politics. He was also an adjunct assistant […]

The Economist seeks a newsletter editor in London

Newsletters are an increasingly important element of The Economist’s digital growth, providing opportunities to reach new audiences and increase engagement among existing subscribers. As they expand their portfolio of emails and showcase their most important editorial output, an editor is needed to produce these newsletters and ensure they are sending the right material to the right […]

Economist chief product officer Bagchee hired by ITV

Deep Bagchee, the chief product officer at The Economist, has been hired by ITV in the same position. He led both the digital product and design teams across The Economist and the Economist Intelligence Unit, creating a new digital product and design organization and product vision and strategy. Before that he was senior vice president […]

Bloomberg Opinion hires Wooldridge as global business columnist

David Shipley, senior executive rditor of Bloomberg Opinion, sent the following memo to staff on Wednesday: Dear Team Opinion, I hope this finds you well. This news just broke, so I didn’t want to wait for a weekend bulletin to share it. Adrian Wooldridge, I am delighted to report, will be joining Bloomberg Opinion as […]

The Economist appoints Mathewson news editor

Jessie Mathewson is now a news editor at The Economist staying with the digital team in London. Previously, she was an intern digital journalist. Mathewson was also London City Hall reporter – BBC Local Democracy Service at Newsquest. She was also a freelance fact checker at First Draft and has worked as a news writer […]