Founder, Executive Editor at News Deeply
American correspondent Lara Setrakian had secured her dream broadcast job in the Middle East. She broke coverage on a hidden treasure trove harboring museum-grade art in Iran worth $3 billion. She also interviewed the elusive Somali president when scores of pirate attacks off the East African coast dominated international headlines. Then, to the surprise of her colleagues, she stepped outside of the limelight. In the fall of 2012, she traded in journalistic fame to pursue News Deeply, a digital media venture that aims to offer comprehensive coverage of a widely misunderstood area of the world. Convinced of Setrakian’s passion for the Middle East region, along with her drive to facilitate a more engaged dialogue on the digital frontier, the IWMF chose to support Setrakian as one of this year’s Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier.