《金融時報》早前宣佈總編輯Lionel Barber離任，由該報資深記者Roula Khalaf繼任，是該報首名女總編輯。她在今日正式上任，並向一眾訂戶發表電郵問安。信中她提到在這民粹的時飤，該報會為讀者帶來獨立的報道以助商業決定。以下是該信的全文。
I am writing to you on my first day as editor of the Financial Times to say how excited and privileged I feel to take the reins at one of the world’s great news organisations.
I have spent 25 years at the FT covering world affairs, from the Iraq war and Arab Spring to the US-China trade dispute and forging of new global silk roads. As deputy editor for the last three years, I have been responsible for the FT’s wider news agenda and the big business stories that have shaped the world.
Our readers depend on the FT to make strategic decisions during a period of global disruption and upheaval. It is our mission to ensure that the FT helps you separate important facts from the noise.
I am passionate about the FT’s role as the champion of independent, analytical and international journalism: you can expect the FT to remain a source of truth as we guide you through the turbulence of populism, trade disputes, tech wars and climate change. There is much to unravel in this emerging new agenda.
I want to thank Lionel Barber, who leaves the FT in great shape after a remarkable 35-year career at the paper and 14 years as editor, as well as our 600 journalists around the world who deliver the stories that count.
Most of all, I want to thank you for your loyal support of the FT’s mission and quality journalism. Holding the powerful to account and promoting principled leadership are essential as we enter this new decade and a new chapter. We could not do it without you.
I look forward to getting to know you better.