As Asharq Alawsat moved its editorial pieces last month, Arab News is doing so now. The paper reports that, among several changes within the SRMG, Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi is being named Editor in Chief of Arab News. Al-Harthi will keep his job as Editor in Chief for Sayidati magazine, a weekly Arabic/monthly English journal aimed at women.
Prince Faisal bin Salman, chairman of Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), has appointed Dr. Azzam Aldakhil managing director of SRMG in addition to his position as chairman of Numu Media Company, Abdulwahab Al-Faiz CEO of Nashr Company, and Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi editor in chief of Arab News. The new appointments come into effect today.
In a statement on the occasion, Prince Faisal said the new appointments came in the wake of the changes and challenges the publishing industry has been witnessing in its conventional framework at national, regional and international levels.
“Such challenges and the new initiatives in building integrated print and digital platforms have been entailed with a sizeable increase in the new digital readership and a promising digital advertising share,” the SRMG chief said.
… Al-Harthi, the new editor in chief of Arab News, will continue to hold his present position as the editor in chief of Sayidaty magazine. Al-Harthi, who succeeds Al-Faiz as Arab News editor in chief, has been one of the prominent editors in SRPC. He developed Sayidaty and its sister publications in Arabic and English and paved the way for Sayidaty to become a leading women’s magazine in the Arab world.