Uffe Riis Sørensen

Uffe Riis Sørensen is member of the board of the Jyllands-Posten Foundation. He started his career in journalism as a trainee with the local Danish newspaper Dannevirke-Hejmdal.

In the seventies, eighties and nineties he worked with a number of newspapers as a reporter and editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief. From 1999 – 2004 he was editor-in-chief of the Aalborg Stiftstidende in Northern Jutland. From 2004 until his retirement in 2008 he was editor-in-chief and CEO of the Danish news agency Ritzau’s Bureau. He still writes as a columnist. Uffe Riis Sørensen has held and still holds a number of positions in international organizations of news agencies, most recently as General Secretary of the News Agencies World Congress and the News Agencies Council.

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