International Business Times names Dayan Candappa new Global Editor in Chief
Candappa was previously Regional Editor, Americas, and Deputy Managing Editor at Reuters
New York, NY – May 23, 2016 – International Business Times today announced that Dayan Candappa has been named the new Global Editor in Chief. Candappa will be based out of IBT Media’s New York City headquarters and will report directly to Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Johnathan Davis.
“We’ve been having record months across many of our properties including Newsweek, Medical Daily and iDigitalTimes and are now turning our focus to our oldest and largest brand, International Business Times, to push it to a new level” said Davis. “Dayan is the key to this next step and brings a world of newsroom experience to our talented team. While great reporting is still core to our mission, we believe Dayan will help us drive even greater modernization of the user experience, more data-driven reporting and will be putting video and social media at the forefront of our strategy.”
As Global Editor in Chief, Candappa will lead editorial operations of International Business Times around the world and will run the US newsroom directly. He will work closely with Davis and the editorial team to raise the brand’s visibility, journalistic excellence and authority, while also refining its voice, broadening distribution and ensuring a great experience for readers and viewers across the website’s many touchpoints including newsletters, video and social media.
“IBT Media is continuing with its goal of building the news business of the future, one that is always looking for the most effective, innovative way to report the news and tell great stories, all while growing readership for its sites. I’m truly excited at the opportunity to join a team that shares this remarkable ambition and lead International Business Times into its next chapter,” added Candappa.
Candappa joins International Business Times from Thomson Reuters where he has spent the past 16 years in a range of roles including Regional Editor for both Asia and Americas, Deputy Managing Editor, Global Markets Editor, Asia Treasury Editor and Chief Financial Correspondent, Gulf. He has built award-winning news teams around the world whose work was recognized with a dozen journalism prizes, including Reuters first ever Pulitzer Prize for print. Candappa managed teams as large as 800 journalists, covered and directed major stories on six continents and managed safety and logistics in war zones and disaster areas during assignments in New York, London, Singapore, Dubai and Sri Lanka.