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Newsroom confidential interviews Fortune editor Cait Murphy

April 23, 2006

Cait Murphy is the editor at Fortune who oversees the compilation of the Fortune 500 list. On Sunday, she was interviewed by the Newsroom Confidential web site discussing how the list is put together and what her role is the editing process.

Cait MurphyIn the interview, Murphy dscribes herself as an “intermediary” between the researchers who are putting the list together and compiling the information from the SEC filings and the writers of the articles. She is also the person who does the line editing for the main article, and she writes some introductory copy.

To listen to the interview, go here.

A senior editor, Murphy has played a key role in supervising the past three issues of the magazine’s annual Fortune 500 issue. Murphy, the author of three books, has worked at the magazine since 1998. Previously, she reported for The Economist in London and the Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. She graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in American Studies.

You can also hear a clip from an interview with BBC’s California correspondent David Willis from the same show. Currently on book leave, Willis has reported for the BBC News from Los Angeles since January 2000. Since joining the BBC in 1983, he spent six years in Asia, where he focused on business topics from his base in Singapore.

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