News Deeply Founder Joins Global Editors Network Board

One of five additions ratified at latest annual GEN Summit.

At the recent Global Editors Network (GEN) summit in Vienna, sessions included “How to Become The New York Times for Millennials” with Mic chief strategy officer Cory Haik and “Media, Silicon Valley and Tech Utopia” featuring TNR contributing editor Evgeny Morosov.

LaraSetrakianPicThere was also some GEN business to take care of. During a general assembly at the event, a new vice president was appointed and four new members added to the organization’s board: Maria Ressa, CEO and founder of Philippines’ Rappler; Faisal Abbas, editor in chief of UAE’s Al Arabiya English; Matt Kelly, chief creative officer at U.K.’s Archant Group; and Lara Setrakian (pictured), founder and editor in chief of News Deeply. From the post-conference release:

“I believe so much in what GEN is doing in the world of media innovation,” said Setrakian. “Joining the board is an honor and an opportunity. Personally, I am most excited about keeping this conversation, from the conference, going the other 362 days of the year. I’m bringing those ideas to the table and, most crucially, notions of how to execute it efficiently and in lean, startup style. I think it’s really valuable to have a combination of incumbent media practitioners and startups because everything looks different from the trenches.”

GEN was founded in 2011 and now features a 25-member board. Succeeding Harald Stanghelle from Norway’s Aftenposten as vp is Gerold Riedmann, editor in chief of Austrian newspaper Vorarlberger Nachrichten.

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