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EUobserver appoints new editor-in-chief

  • EUobserver’s board has appointed Eric Maurice as new editor-in-chief and Meg Chang as head of operations. (Photo: EUobserver)

EUobserver’s board has appointed Eric Maurice as new editor-in-chief and Meg Chang as head of operations.

Lisbeth Kirk, the founder and editor-in-chief of EUobserver for the past 15 years, will be handing over the day-to-day management of the organisation to Maurice and Chang so that she can concentrate on developing EUobserver’s cross-border and investigative news service.

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  • "Strategic development of our news service, including cross-border and investigative journalism, will be my main priority in the future,” says Lisbeth Kirk (Photo: itakamedia.com)

"The European Union is changing rapidly and EUobserver is changing with it. Our focus remains on EU affairs, but our coverage goes far beyond Brussels," says Kirk.

"Strategic development of our news service, including cross-border and investigative journalism, will be my main priority in the future.”

Maurice, a French journalist and former editor-in-chief of Presseurop, has been senior editor at EUobserver since March 2015 and will now be responsible for the website’s editorial operation.

"I'm happy and proud to take the lead of a multinational and dynamic team," says Maurice.

"In these challenging times for Europe, 'making sense of the EU' is more necessary than ever before. We will continue to follow our motto. We will expand our EU-wide coverage of news, increase our focus on thematic issues, and strengthen our network of contributors. And of course, we will continue to offer the accessible, independent and reliable EU journalism that earned EUobserver its reputation," says Maurice.

Chang, a former business executive and consultant for companies in the US, Europe and Asia, has been finance and administration manager for EUobserver since 2011. She will now be responsible for the organisation’s business operations, including sales and marketing.

“This is an exciting time for EUobserver, both editorially and commercially. All of Lisbeth’s hard work has put EUobserver in a position for exponential growth in the coming years,” says Chang.

The new appointments will take effect 8 February 2016.

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