Katharine Viner appointed editorinchief of Guardian newspaper first woman to hold top

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 20, 2015 11:44 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – The Guardian newspaper has appointed Katharine Viner, currently editor of Guardian U.S., its new editor-in-chiefThe newspaper named Viner on Friday as the 12th editor in its 194-year history. The first woman to hold the post, she replaces Alan Rusbridger, who is stepping down after 20 years.Under Rusbridger, the liberal London-based newspaper expanded its digital presence and international impact, including online editions in the U.S. and Australia.It was instrumental in publishing documents obtained by the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks and last year shared a Pulitzer Prize with the Washington Post for stories based on files leaked by ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.The scoop brought the paper into conflict with British intelligence services, but Rusbridger said it had prompted a debate about the extent of poorly regulated snooping. Katharine Viner appointed editor-in-chief of Guardian newspaper; first woman to hold top job read more