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Joyce Barnathan
Washington, DC

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Joyce Barnathan
International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
Joyce Barnathan, President of the International Center for Journalists, is an award-winning journalist and editor. Ms. Barnathan is ready to conduct interviews on the current economic crisis, globalization, news from Asia and Russia, and the state of global journalism.
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Washington, DC 20006
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As the President of the International Center for Journalists, Joyce Barnathan is responsible for running the organization, long-range planning and institutional development. In addition to her current duties at ICFJ, Barnathan also serves as the Chair of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD).

Before coming to ICFJ, Barnathan was Executive Editor - Global Franchise at BusinessWeek, where she helped create new editorial extensions and alliances.  She began her career at BusinessWeek as an editor in the international department.  Later, she worked as Asia Regional Editor, helping to launch the Asia edition which won prestigious awards for its coverage of China’s growth, Asia’s financial crisis and the turmoil in Indonesia.  She also worked as Assistant Managing Editor, supervising nearly every department of the magazine.

Previous to her time at BusinessWeek, Barnathan held a number of posts at Newsweek, including Moscow Bureau Chief, Special National Political Correspondent and State Department Correspondent. For her work, she has been honored with five Overseas Press Club Awards and one National Headliner Award, among other honors.  She also served as a Freedom Forum Fellow in 1989 - 1990.

Barnathan has a B.A. in Russian and Chinese area studies from Washington University, an M.A. in Asian studies from Washington University and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri. She speaks conversational Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. 

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