O'Sullivan New UPI Editor in Chief



Here's a June 11, 2000, story from UPI on the name of a new editor in chief:

O'Sullivan named UPI editor in chief       

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Veteran editor and columnist John O'Sullivan has been named editor in chief of United Press International, UPI Chief Executive Officer Arnaud de Borchgrave announced Sunday.

For the past two years, O'Sullivan, 58, has been editorial consultant to Hollinger International Inc., which publishes the National Post in Canada, the Chicago Sun- Times, the Daily Telegraph in Britain and the Jerusalem Post in Israel.

His previous posts have included associate editor and columnist for the London Times, editorial page editor of the New York Post, and assistant editor and political columnist for the London Daily Telegraph. O'Sullivan was editor of the magazine National Review from 1988-1997, and was special adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher from 1987-1988.

"John is a brilliant editor and ideas man I have known for 20 years," de Borchgrave said. "UPI is lucky to have acquired his manifold talents as we break the mold and move into the age of Web-based new media."

O'Sullivan is the founder and co-chairman of the New Atlantic Initiative, an international bipartisan effort to reinvigorate and expand democracies on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The NAI was launched at the Congress of Prague in May 1996 and is headquartered at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. O'Sullivan was a fellow at the Harvard University Institute of Politics in 1983 and was director of studies for the Heritage Foundation from 1979-1981.

O'Sullivan began his career as editor of the Swinton Journal from 1967-1969 before becoming a London correspondent for Irish Radio and Television from 1970-1972. Since then he has published numerous articles in Encounter, Commentary, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Policy Review, the Times Literary Supplement, Prospect, the National Interest, the New Criterion, the American Spectator, The Spectator (London), Quadrant, Hibernia and other journals.]

"There has never been a better time to be in the news and information business," O'Sullivan said. "I feel privileged to join UPI, which has represented the highest standards of reporting for almost a century. My new colleagues and I intend to make UPI the standard-bearer for news in the age of instant communications and the Internet."

O'Sullivan was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1991. He is a graduate of London University.

UPI, a 93-year-old international news service based in Washington, D.C. is owned by News World Communications Inc., which also publishes the Washington Times newspaper.

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