Kim Conniff Taber is the Editorial Director for the Democracy and Culture Foundation, which works to empower society through citizen engagement and better governance, and to help democracy evolve. She is responsible for shaping the foundation’s overall editorial vision, and for conceiving the program and identifying speakers for the Athens Democracy Forum, the Art for Tomorrow conference, and the foundation’s other events and projects.
A longtime journalist and editorial consultant, Kim was previously the culture editor of the International New York Times, directing arts coverage from Paris; and before that the deputy editor of the NYT Op-Ed publication Turning Points and the senior editor of magazines and special reports at the International Herald Tribune. Prior to joining The New York Times company in 2003, she was a writer with Brill’s Content Magazine in New York and taught journalism at the University of Pennsylvania and the American University of Paris.
Kim has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she earned the Pulitzer Travel Fellowship; and an executive master’s in media and digital management from Sciences Po in Paris, where she is still based.