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Erik Bjerager

Erik Bjerager

Second Vice President World Editors Forum, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark

In February 2011, Erik Bjerager, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of the Danish national daily Kristeligt Dagblad, was elected President of the World Editors Forum, the global association for senior newsrooms executives within the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

Bjerager has served as Editor-in-Chief of Kristeligt Dagblad since 1994. He became Managing Director of the daily a year later. He has been a member of the WEF Board since 2001. In Denmark, he is chairman of the board of the media-owned national news agency, Ritzau. He has been the chairman of the Danish Press Foundation since 2001, and is currently the chairman of the Copenhagen's Editors Association.

Bjerager, who has published several books, has been awarded the Berlingske Foundation's Journalists Prize and the Jubilee Prize of the National Press Club of Denmark.

He is a graduate of the Danish School of Journalism and holds an MA from The American University, Washington, D.C. Before joining Kristeligt Dagblad, Bjerager worked as a journalist in Denmark and abroad.

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