Isabelle Roughol

ex senior editor-at-large LinkedIn

Isabelle Roughol is a journalist and media leader, focused on developing people-first leadership in newsrooms, improving our industry's organizational culture, management skills and relationships within and without. She was a co-founder of LinkedIn's editorial team and led until December 2019 its global expansion to 70 editors in seven languages across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. She is now an independent writer, consultant on media leadership and innovation, and journalism instructor.

Isabelle got her start in traditional ink-on-fingers news; she received a Bachelor’s of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked as a reporter and editor at The Columbia Missourian, The Cambodia Daily and Le Figaro. She’s lived in the US, Paris, Sydney, Phnom Penh and now calls London home.

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