Pulitzer Center Names New Executive Editor
Indira Lakshmanan is joining the Pulitzer Center as Executive Editor. She is currently the Newmark Chair for Journalism Ethics at the Poynter Institute, as well as a Washington-based Columnist for The Boston Globe, where she covers foreign policy and politics. Prior to that, Lakshmanan guest-hosted several NPR programs including On Point, 1A, The Diane Rehm Show, Here and Now, Weekend Edition, and The Takeaway. During that time, she was also a contributor for Politico, U.S. News & World Report, and the international edition of The New York Times, where she authored the "Letter from Washington" column. The Harvard University graduate, who also completed graduate studies at the University of Oxford, was a Foreign Policy Correspondent for Bloomberg from 2007 to 2015, where she covered former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, President Barack Obama, the rise of ISIS, and more. Prior to that, Lakshmanan was the Boston Globe's Asia Bureau Chief, its Latin America Bureau Chief, and a Bosnia War Correspondent, where for 12 years she reported on the fall of the Taliban and the Afghan War, the rebel insurgency in Colombia and China, child labor in Bolivia, and much more. The trilingual storyteller -- who is fluent in English, French, and Spanish -- is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the South Asian Journalists Association. “Helping news consumers understand the interconnectedness of our world is more important than ever,” Lakshmanan said in a press release. “At an incredibly difficult time in our industry, the Pulitzer Center makes that best kind of journalism a reality.” More here.