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.
Jun 8, 2012 AllAfrica.com "First Pan-African Health Journalism Network Created"
Oct 2009 Strengthening Independent Media "Interview with Joyce Barnathan of ICFJ"
April 2009 CNNWorld "Journalist Arrests Not Rare, Advocates Say"
The Wall Street Journal "From a Corporate Job to a Nonprofit"