Len Apcar – New Economics Editor at New York Times

Len Apcar, editor of the Asian edition of the International Herald Tribune, and a visiting professor at the JMSC, is leaving Hong Kong to take up a new role as economics editor of the New York Times in Washington.

Len Apcar talking at the JMSC

Len Apcar talking at the JMSC

Len has made a great contribution to the JMSC, teaching students online media and development.

Recently, he completed a study on the impact of new and social media on the newspaper industry for both papers, so has been devoting even more thought to the subject than usual.

Before moving to Asia, Apcar was editor-in-chief of New York Times website, the world’s largest newspaper website. Under his tenure, the site won awards for breaking news, features, photography, commentary, multimedia and general excellence.

Prior to this, he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Detroit, Washington, D.C. and Dallas, and an editor in the print news room at The New York Times in both business and foreign news.

Angharad Law caught up with him to ask him about the move to Washington, the job he is leaving and what he’ll miss most about Hong Kong.

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