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John Yemma  

Editor in Chief of The Christian Science Monitor, Veteran Journalist of International News & Digital Pioneer

A thoughtful international voice as a journalist and news analyst, John Yemma is the Editor in Chief of TheChristian Science Monitor. Over the years, the Monitor has won seven Pulitzer prizes and has built a vibrantteam of news correspondents stationed in cities around the world. As a digital pioneer to the news industry, John Yemma led theMonitor-- and the newspaper world -- in 2009 into Web-first journalism, resulting in an eight-fold audience increase and apath to financial sustainability that all news organizations are urgently seeking. He writes a weekly column in the news magazine and a daily news perspective piece. In his four-decade career, Yemma has covered wars in the Middle East, economic change in Europe, politics in the United States, and innovations in science, technology, and public policy.

Whether in writing, public speaking, or overseeing a team of writers and editors, Yemma's goal is to connect the dots in global events and peer over the horizon at what is likely to happen next. He speaks authoritatively on subjects such as what will follow the wave of revolutions in the Middle East; the threat and hype of cyber warfare; the impact of a new "reverse brain-drain" around the world. With a wealth of real-world examples -- both from his own reporting and from the correspondents he manages -- John Yemma's journalistic perspective helps audiences unpack difficult issues. His accessible presentation style often leaves audiences feeling both better informed and more hopeful about where news is heading.

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