The Washington Post Company Announces New CEO and New Ventures at Foreign Policy Magazine
(Press Release) WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012—The Washington Post Company today announced that Foreign Policy Magazine will become the centerpiece of an operating unit called The FP Group. The FP Group will incorporate the award-winning magazine, its highly successful web venture, ForeignPolicy.com, and planned new businesses in the areas of live events, education, books and research services.
The unit will be headed by David Rothkopf, a long-time contributor to Foreign Policy, author, business executive and former senior government official, who has been named chief executive officer and editor-at-large of the enterprise. Susan Glasser will remain editor-in-chief.
“Foreign Policy has established itself over four decades as one of the world’s leading voices on international affairs. In the last year, ForeignPolicy.com has attracted over 165 million page views and 20 million unique visitors to its site,” said Washington Post Company chief executive officer Donald E. Graham. “Now, with this move, we are positioning it to go to the next level in its development, creating new content, forums, products and opportunities for its readers and its advertisers worldwide. In doing so, we are building on the successes achieved by our talented FP editor-in-chief Susan Glasser and the first-rate team she has built.”
Added Rothkopf: “The recent growth and development of Foreign Policy have been spectacular, driven both by exceptional editorial product and by the ever-growing demand from business, government and opinion leaders, academics, students and intellectually aware audiences internationally to better understand the forces shaping the world today. Still, much more can be done to bring those people together, to address core interests, the great stories of our time and drivers of global affairs, such as defense, energy, information technologies, finance and healthcare. The mission of the FP Group will be to develop new ventures in all those areas that build on the commitment to quality and insight that has set Foreign Policy apart.”