The Washington Post is to be the guest newspaper at the 17th World Editors Forum, to be held in Beirut, Lebanon in June 2010. Both editor-in-chief Marcus Brauchli and a managing editor Raju Narisetti have confirmed their attendance.
Brauchli was appointed executive editor in 2008, months after leaving the post of managing editor at the Wall Street Journal. He spent most of his career working at Dow Jones, and as a foreign correspondent, reported from 20 countries over 15 years.
Narisetti, now responsible for washingtonpost.com's day-to-day operations and involved in guiding technology and interactivity strategies, also joined WaPo in 2008. Previously he was editor of Indian business newspaper and website Mint, and before that was a deputy managing editor at the Wall Street Journal.
WaPo has undergone many changes over the past year and its top editors should have much advice to offer to their counterparts throughout the news industry. The paper underwent an extensive redesign, print and online operations were integrated and the newsroom was organisationally and physically restructured, and significant staff reductions took place, and bureau closures. More changes are planned online for 2010.
For more information about the World Editors Forum and the World Newspaper Congress, please see www.wanlebanon2010.com