George Krimsky

President, International Media Services, Washington, DC

George A. KRIMSKY (Co-Chair) is the former president and co-founder of the

International Center for Journalists, and is currently an international media consultant

operating from his home state of Connecticut in the United States. In a career

spanning thirty-five years, he has been an editor and correspondent, lecturer, trainer,

media critic and author. Mr. Krimsky served sixteen years with the Associated

Press, reporting from Los Angeles, New York, the (then) Soviet Union and the

Middle East. Following his overseas service, he was appointed head of the Associated

Press’s World Services News Department. In 1985, he left active journalism to

start the non-profit assistance organization originally known as the Center for Foreign

Journalists, outside Washington, DC. In his current occupation, Mr. Krimsky travels

the world as a media trainer and consultant. He is the co-author (with John Maxwell

Hamilton) of a 1995 book entitled Hold the Press, aimed at explaining the American

newspaper industry to a general audience and wrote a handbook for American

editors on how to increase international coverage entitled Bringing the World Home.

Mr. Krimsky served as a faculty member at Session 329, The Impact of the Media

on Politics, Public Policy and World Events, 1995.


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