In what is a bad day for Qatar news - but a very good day for the Gulf Times - Rachel, the editor of the Peninsula, is leaving the paper.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Under Rachel, the only female editor in the GCC region, the Peninsula newspaper, which had always been in second place to the Gulf Times, rose to match the Gulf Times in terms of quality if not in circulation.
A new front cover, an improved TV guide and quality international business news provided by the Financial Times, not to mention a policy of including those sections of the population who had felt neglected by the media, all helped to raise circulation by 20% in just twelve months.
Rachel has also shown more internet savviness than most, reaching out to readers on Qatar Living and Facebook as well as providing a daily news round up via the Doha Daily newsletter.
We wish her the best of luck in her next position!