Katharine Viner

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Katharine Sophie Viner (born January 1971) is a British journalist and playwright.wikipedia
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The Guardian

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She became the first female editor-in-chief at The Guardian on 1 June 2015 succeeding Alan Rusbridger.
The editor in chief Katharine Viner succeeded Alan Rusbridger in 2015.

Alan Rusbridger

She became the first female editor-in-chief at The Guardian on 1 June 2015 succeeding Alan Rusbridger.
Rusbridger stood down from the post at the end of May 2015 and was succeeded by Katharine Viner.

Ripon Grammar School

Grammar School
Viner was educated at Ripon Grammar School, where she was head girl.

Ian Katz

She became features editor in 2006 and deputy editor in 2008 at the same time as Ian Katz.
In 2008 he became deputy editor, at the same time as Paul Johnson and Katharine Viner.

My Name Is Rachel Corrie

Outside journalism Viner is known for My Name Is Rachel Corrie, a play she co-edited with actor Alan Rickman from the writings and emails of Rachel Corrie, an American activist who was killed by a bulldozer operated by the Israeli Army in Rafah, Gaza in 2003.
It was jointly edited by journalist Katharine Viner and actor Alan Rickman who also directed it.

Scott Trust Limited

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The following month, The Times reported internal tensions within the organisation as Rusbridger prepared to become Chairman of the Scott Trust, the ultimate overseer to ensure The Guardian survives "in perpetuity".
Other board members include the current editor-in-chief Katharine Viner, Guardian finance editor Nils Pratley who is the journalist director of the board, and one member of the Scott family.

Janine Gibson

In the summer of 2014, Viner moved to New York City and became the new head of The Guardians American website in succession to Janine Gibson while remaining deputy editor of Guardian News & Media.
Her place as head of The Guardian American operations was taken by Katharine Viner.

Guardian Media Group

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In March 2016, Viner and Guardian News and Media chief executive David Pemsel announced cost-cutting measures, leading to the projected loss of 250 jobs, to reduce unsustainable losses in order to break even within three years.

Alan Rickman

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Outside journalism Viner is known for My Name Is Rachel Corrie, a play she co-edited with actor Alan Rickman from the writings and emails of Rachel Corrie, an American activist who was killed by a bulldozer operated by the Israeli Army in Rafah, Gaza in 2003.
With Katharine Viner, he compiled the play My Name Is Rachel Corrie and directed the premiere production at the Royal Court Theatre, which opened in April 2005.

Rachel Corrie

Outside journalism Viner is known for My Name Is Rachel Corrie, a play she co-edited with actor Alan Rickman from the writings and emails of Rachel Corrie, an American activist who was killed by a bulldozer operated by the Israeli Army in Rafah, Gaza in 2003.
In early 2005, My Name is Rachel Corrie, a play composed from Corrie's journals and emails from Gaza and compiled by actor Alan Rickman and journalist Katharine Viner, in a production directed by Rickman, was presented in London and later revived in October 2005.

Yorkshire

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Raised in Yorkshire, Viner is the daughter of teachers.

Dunkirk evacuation

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Her grandfather, Vic Viner, was an able seaman involved in the Dunkirk evacuation.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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As a teenager, she joined Youth CND and the Anti-Apartheid Movement, although the nearest groups were 25 miles away, and read Spare Rib.

Anti-Apartheid Movement

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As a teenager, she joined Youth CND and the Anti-Apartheid Movement, although the nearest groups were 25 miles away, and read Spare Rib.

GCE Ordinary Level (United Kingdom)

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Her first newspaper article, published in The Guardian in 1987 while she was still at school, was on the ending of the GCE O level examinations, which were being replaced in the UK by the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).

General Certificate of Secondary Education

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Her first newspaper article, published in The Guardian in 1987 while she was still at school, was on the ending of the GCE O level examinations, which were being replaced in the UK by the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).

Pembroke College, Oxford

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After A levels Viner read English at Pembroke College, Oxford.

Women's page

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Just before her finals, Viner won a competition organised by The Guardian s women's page and was advised by Louise Chunn, then Guardian women's editor, to pursue a career in journalism.

Cosmopolitan (magazine)

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For work experience, Viner joined Cosmopolitan, a women's monthly magazine.

The Sunday Times

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After three years at The Sunday Times, working as a commissioning editor and writer for its magazine.

The Irish Times

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Laura Slattery in The Irish Times, reviewing Viner's career up to March 2015, noted that she "has almost always been the person who does the commissioning, [rather than] provided the byline".

Kira Cochrane

Several Guardian pieces by Viner published during this period are reprinted in an anthology drawn from the Guardian archive entitled Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism (2010), edited by Kira Cochrane.

University of Melbourne

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Viner delivered the AN Smith Lecture in Journalism at the University of Melbourne in October 2013.

D. D. Guttenplan

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D. D. Guttenplan, London correspondent of the American Nation magazine, wrote in March 2015 that "there is no one on either side of the [Atlantic] ocean who has thought as deeply as Viner about the relationship between readers, technology and the future of journalism."