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Eric Schmidt Joins The Economist Board

Eric Schmidt GEric Schmidt, the executive chairman and former CEO of Google, has been added to the The Economist Group’s board as a non-executive director.

Schmidt will serve a three-year term after a shareholder vote. He is expected to begin this month.

The Economist Group includes The Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and CQ Roll Call.

With addition of Schmidt, the Econonmist’s board now includes the following people: Rupert Pennant-Rea (chairman), Chris Stibbs (group chief executive), David BellJohn ElkannRona FairheadPhilip MengelJohn Micklethwait (editor-in-chief, The Economist), Simon RobertsonLynn Forester de RothschildLuke Swanson and Schmidt.

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Economist Editor-in-Chief Comes Down Hard on California

Yesterday, as part Stanford University’s Payne Distinguished Leadership series, Economist editor-in-chief John Micklethwait (pictured) spoke to a packed house at the Bechtel Conference Center.

Per a report in student newspaper The Stanford Daily, he did not disappoint. The self-described “paranoid optimist,” who suggested at one point that “journalists are the prostitutes of the political world,” had this to say about the Golden State:

Micklethwait further remarked that “governments have become too large and cumbersome and need modernizing.” He said the two places that really matter in this global debate are California and Britain.

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The 2010 BSME Awards

Here’s a bit of awards news from across the pond: Last night marked the celebration of this year’s British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) awards, held at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in London.

The 2010 award recipients are listed after the jump:

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