Rohde quits NYT to become Reuters columnist

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David Rohde's writing will focus on foreign affairs and globalization, says a Reuters memo. Rohde, who escaped the Taliban in 2009 after seven months in captivity, "is one of the most brilliant and consequential journalists of his generation," writes Reuters Editor,Digital Chrystia Freeland.

From: Chrystia Freeland, Editor, Digital

Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 4:49 PM

To: Chrystia Freeland, Editor, Digital

Subject: David Rohde joins Reuters

We are delighted to announce that two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Rohde will be joining Reuters as a columnist. His writing will focus on foreign affairs and globalization.

Rohde is one of the most brilliant and consequential journalists of his generation. He worked as a reporter for The New York Times for fifteen years, serving as an investigative reporter, South Asia bureau co-chief and metropolitan news reporter. He also worked as an Eastern Europe correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, a suburban correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer and a production associate at ABC News.

His stories for The Christian Science Monitor on the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia won the
1996 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He was part of a team of reporters from The New York Times whose Afghanistan and Pakistan coverage won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. A series he wrote for The New York Times on his seven months in Taliban captivity was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Rohde is the co-author with his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, of the book "A Rope and A Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides" and the author of "Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II." Rohde grew up in New England and is a graduate of Brown University. He lives with his wife in New York City.
Regards,

Chrystia Freeland

Editor, Thomson Reuters Digital

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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