Ruth is the former Deputy Managing Editor/Social Media Editor at The Jerusalem Post, Israel’s leading English-language daily newspaper.
Over the past few months, her work has focused on boosting the paper’s community outreach on social media platforms and encouraging the editorial staff to embrace new additions to the media sphere.
In addition, she continues to write for the paper, penning the bi-monthly column New Media Rules! and a wide range of news articles. Ruth writes on a variety of topics, including the trends and developments in social media, Israel’s social welfare struggles and the country’s religious and ethnic minorities. She has written indepth articles about victims of human trafficking, children at risk, migrant workers, refugees, the disabled and those who can barely make ends meet on a daily basis. Ruth is also an expert on the continuing immigration of the country’s Ethiopian Jewish population.
Ruth has been part of The Jerusalem Post team for the past 12 years and has held a variety of positions. She was Arts & Entertainment Editor for six years and also worked as a feature writer and columnist before that.
As well as the Post, Ruth contributes to a variety of publications such as the UK’s Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Telegraph Agency, New York’s Jewish Week, The Christian Science Monitor and the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, where she was Assistant Editor in the late 1990s.
Ruth also sits on the Steering Committee of the International Association of Religion Journalists and, as a certified Media Trainer, often runs workshops and events for younger journalists.
Born and raised in London, England, Ruth spent three years at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Media and History.
In 2010, Ruth became the first co-recipient of the X-Cultural Reporting Awards bestowed by the United Nation’s Alliance of Civilizations and the International Center for Journalists, awarded for her joint reporting efforts with Jordanian journalist Hani Hazaimeh of The Jordan Times.