Fellows & Editors


Arlene Getz

Saudi Arabia 2012
Saudi Arabia

Arlene Getz is editor-in-charge of media at Reuters. She oversees editorial content for Reuters’ media subscribers, leads a national team of assignment editors “embedded” in client newsrooms, and develop U.S-focused news packages. She takes a leading role in shaping and developing strategies for coverage of both breaking news and thematic packages for general-interest publications and web sites such as Yahoo!, MSNBC, AOL and the Chicago-based Tribune Company. She conceptualized and oversaw Reuters coverage of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2011. On a daily basis, Getz ensures that Reuters specialist coverage of financial and market news also meets the needs of non-specialist readers. Prior to joining Reuters in 2010, she worked at Newsweek in positions ranging from a correspondent covering the end of apartheid in South Africa to New York-based managing editor of Newsweek.com and the editorial director of Newsweek’s network of local-language editions around the world.  At Newsweek.com, she played a key role in developing the site into one of the Web's largest newsmagazine sites. She also served as deputy editor and foreign editor of the site, wrote on political and international news and edited the site's award-winning online sections on major news events including the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq war, and two U.S. presidential campaigns. Getz has degrees in journalism and law, and was a Visiting Press Fellow at Cambridge University, England. She has chaired the awards committee of the Overseas Press Club (OPC), and is currently an Overseas Press Club vice president.

Getz was awarded a prior fellowship with IRP, reporting from Syria and Lebanon in 2004.


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