The Washington Post Company Announces New CEO and New Ventures at Foreign Policy Magazine
Forty years ago, Foreign Policy was established amid the tensions of Vietnam as a quarterly journal, its mission to challenge conventional wisdom about global affairs in a way that would be, as founder Samuel Huntington put it, “serious but not scholarly, lively but not glib.” Three years ago, the magazine was acquired from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace by The Washington Post Company, which embarked on an ambitious re-launch of FP as both a seven-time-a-year glossy print publication as well as a daily online magazine, recently recognized by the American Society of Magazine Editors as a finalist for Magazine of the Year. In that time, FP has turned into a major destination for readers interested in global economics, politics and ideas. Under Glasser, the publication now hosts more than a dozen regular blogs, including two that have been recognized with National Magazine Awards, as well as aggressive, news-breaking coverage of the making of foreign policy and opinion-leading commentary.
“These developments are a natural and welcome next step for us,” said Glasser. “David Rothkopf is already a valued colleague and friend, a thoughtful commentator and a successful entrepreneur, and I very much look forward to working with him to build our business, our brand and our audiences in new and creative ways.”
As editor-at-large, Rothkopf will contribute a weekly column to the website and a regular column to the magazine.
Rothkopf also serves as chief executive of Garten Rothkopf, the international advisory firm he founded with former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce and Dean of the Yale School of Management Jeffrey E. Garten. He will continue in that capacity and, Graham also announced, The FP Group and Garten Rothkopf have agreed to enter into a strategic alliance to develop live events and high value-added educational and research-services products to serve business, investor and government leaders around the world.