Editor-in-Chief, Paris Match
It’s not people’s interest in stories that is changing, just the ways and means by which stories are being told. This recent observation by Olivier Royant, the editorial head of preeminent newsweekly Paris Match, is in synch with what he sees as the evolving nature of not just publications, but also the roles of the editors who run them. Olivier started out as a staff reporter in 1985, eventually rising through the ranks to assume duties as Editor-in-Chief in 2006. Under Olivier’s watch, Paris Match has not only retained its considerable stature as a printed publication, but has succeeded in enlarging its content footprint with interruptive, hybrid online modes of storytelling.