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WASHINGTON, DC—Diplomatic Courier, the global affairs media network, has named longtime contributor and Editor-at-Large Molly McCluskey as its new Editor-in-Chief. She is only the second person to hold the role since the publication was founded in 2006 by its CEO and Publisher, Ana C. Rold.

“For seven years, Ms. McCluskey has been instrumental to Diplomatic Courier's success and growth. We have relied on her vast experience and expertise to establish new editorial verticals, explore investigative reporting projects, recruit new talent, manage special editions, and anchor our global forums. Ms. McCluskey has already operated as a trusted colleague in her capacity as Editor-at-Large and this position was a natural continuation of our close cooperation and recent merger with Diplomatica,” said Ana C. Rold. “On a personal note, I am thrilled to see Ms. McCluskey usher a new era for Diplomatic Courier, an organization that is very dear to me. On behalf of our entire team and advisory board, we welcome her warmly and look forward to Molly being our new captain.”

"It's an incredible honor to be taking the helm of Diplomatic Courier," McCluskey said. "There's never been a more critical time for accurate, reliable reporting on international affairs and diplomacy. I look forward to continuing Ana's work, and expanding our capacity."

McCluskey is an international, award-winning multimedia journalist, editor, and communicator with more than 20 years of media experience ranging from legacy publications and global institutions to start-up newsrooms and non-profit organizations. Her bylines include Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, National Geographic, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, and many more, on topics ranging from the European financial crisis, to global migration, to cross-border environmental diplomacy. She has edited for publications ranging from CityLab, to Al Jazeera English, to Talking Points Memo to Middle East Eye, and was an Americas news producer for the European Broadcasting Union. She is a former fellow with the McGraw Center, the International Women's Media Foundation, the International Center for Journalists, the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, and more. In January 2020, her popular Diplomatica newsletter, which features profiles of embassies, merged with Diplomatic Courier. Based in Washington, DC, and the Bay Area, McCluskey has lived and worked extensively throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Diplomatic Courier Names Molly McCluskey Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC—Diplomatic Courier, the global affairs media network, has named longtime contributor and Editor-at-Large Molly McCluskey as its new Editor-in-Chief. She is only the second person to hold the role since the publication was founded in 2006 by its CEO and Publisher, Ana C. Rold.

“For seven years, Ms. McCluskey has been instrumental to Diplomatic Courier's success and growth. We have relied on her vast experience and expertise to establish new editorial verticals, explore investigative reporting projects, recruit new talent, manage special editions, and anchor our global forums. Ms. McCluskey has already operated as a trusted colleague in her capacity as Editor-at-Large and this position was a natural continuation of our close cooperation and recent merger with Diplomatica,” said Ana C. Rold. “On a personal note, I am thrilled to see Ms. McCluskey usher a new era for Diplomatic Courier, an organization that is very dear to me. On behalf of our entire team and advisory board, we welcome her warmly and look forward to Molly being our new captain.”

"It's an incredible honor to be taking the helm of Diplomatic Courier," McCluskey said. "There's never been a more critical time for accurate, reliable reporting on international affairs and diplomacy. I look forward to continuing Ana's work, and expanding our capacity."

McCluskey is an international, award-winning multimedia journalist, editor, and communicator with more than 20 years of media experience ranging from legacy publications and global institutions to start-up newsrooms and non-profit organizations. Her bylines include Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, National Geographic, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, and many more, on topics ranging from the European financial crisis, to global migration, to cross-border environmental diplomacy. She has edited for publications ranging from CityLab, to Al Jazeera English, to Talking Points Memo to Middle East Eye, and was an Americas news producer for the European Broadcasting Union. She is a former fellow with the McGraw Center, the International Women's Media Foundation, the International Center for Journalists, the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, and more. In January 2020, her popular Diplomatica newsletter, which features profiles of embassies, merged with Diplomatic Courier. Based in Washington, DC, and the Bay Area, McCluskey has lived and worked extensively throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

For questions about this media advisory please contact us at press at diplomaticourier dot org.

The views presented in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of any other organization.