Eric Fottorino

President of the directory group of Le Monde, writer


Éric Fottorino (1960) is a journalist and writer, current president of the directory group of the French newspaper Le Monde. After his studies in Law, he received a diploma in Political Science from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (IEP) and started his career as a freelance journalist in the ¡80s. He joined Le Monde in 1986 and then he became international reporter (1995-1997), editor in chief (1998-2003), columnist (2003) and editorial manager (2006), after having been responsible for the new formula of the daily newspaper since 2005. He was elected director of the French newspaper in 2007 and one year later he was elected president of the directory group. Éric Fottorino is also known as a novelist and an essayist, having received many prices for his work, including the Prix Europe 1 and Prix des Bibliothécaires for “Un territoire fragile” (2000), the Prix François Mauriac de l' Académie Française for “Caresse de rouge” (2004) and the Prix Femina for “Baisers de cinema” (2007).



Javier Moreno

Director of El Pais


Javier Moreno Barber was born in Paris in 1963, and graduated from the University of Valencia with a degree in Chemical Sciences. In 1992, he did a Master's degree in Journalism and he began his career as business correspondent of El Pais. In 1994, he joined the Mexico edition as Editor-in-Chief and the same year, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Economy section. In 2002, Javier Moreno became the paper¢s foreign correspondent in Berlin. The following year he was appointed Director of the financial newspaper Cinco Días, which is also published by the PRISA Group. He returned to El País in June 2005 as the Deputy Director of the paper¢s Sunday edition. In September of that year he was appointed Assistant Director of that edition. On the 4th May, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of EL PAÍS, he was appointed Director of El País. In 2007 he oversaw the biggest transformation in the 31 years of the newspaper, incorporating a radically new graphical layout and full integration with the online edition.



Jim Roberts

Editor of Digital News at The New York Times


Jim Roberts is Editor of Digital News at The New York Times. In this capacity, he is the chief editor of, supervising the news side of the Web site and a staff of nearly 100 digital journalists, from news producers to advanced multimedia specialists. He is also among a core group of editors directing the ongoing integration of into the overall structure of The New York Times. Before plunging into the world of online news, he was National Editor of Times, and before that served as political editor for the newspaper during the 2000 presidential campaign. Previously he served in a variety of editing positions on the National and Metro desks of Times. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.


Georgina Henry

Executive comment editor of Comment is Free/ Ôhe Guardian


Georgina Henry joined the Guardian in 1989 as media correspondent and became editor of Media Guardian a year later. She was appointed deputy features editor in 1992. She was deputy editor of the Guardian from 1995-2006 and on the board of Guardian Newspapers from 1996-2006. She launched Comment is free in March 2006 and is now executive comment editor of the Guardian, across print and web, and assistant editor of the paper. Comment is free, often abbreviated as CiF, is a comment and political opinion site from It contains the comment and opinion pieces from The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, plus contributions from more than 600 other writers.

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