Stephanie Mehta, a veteran writer at Fortune has been named Global Editor of Fortune (in effect the foreign editor of the magazine). See managing editor Andy Serwer's memo below. Mehta, whose father is from India and whose mother is from the Philippines, is one of four journalists of South Asian origin to hold similar titles at major U.S. magazines. Fareed Zakaria is editor of Newsweek International; Nisid Hajari is foreign editor of Newsweek; and Bobby Ghosh is international editor of Time (a job Romesh Ratnesar held before him).
From: Andrew Serwer
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:30:28 -0500
Subject: From the Managing Editor
I want to tell you about some changes here at Fortune. Our International
Editor, Robert Friedman, is leaving the magazine after seven years on the
job. Robert worked very hard in helping build our global franchise to its
current strong position, and I want to thank him for that.
Replacing Robert will be Stephanie Mehta in a new role as Global Editor.
Stephanie's title reflects that our European and Asian editions will now
mostly contain content that appears in our North American edition. All three
editions will continue to be filled with international content written by
Clay Chandler and Peter Gumbel, as well as globetrotters from the U.S. like
Barney Gimbel, Jeff O'Brien, Brian O'Keefe, John Brodie, Alex Taylor, David
Kirkpatrick, and Adam Lashinsky, all of whom have traveled on assignment
abroad for Fortune recently. (Stephanie herself went to Mexico on the Carlos
Slim cover story last year.)
Fortune remains deeply committed to global coverage. In fact, we are already
preparing for our next global forum. Please join me in thanking Robert for
his years of service. And join me in congratulating Stephanie in her new
Read Mehta's article about Carlos Slim, mentioned above: "Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world."
Earlier on SAJAforum:
- Five questions for Nisid Hajari, foreign editor of Newsweek (Oct. 2007)
- Bobby Ghosh becomes World Editor of Time; Romesh Ratnesar goes on book leave (Sept. 2007)
- Fareed Zakaria on The Daily Show - again (Jan. 2008)