Karen Elliott House

Karen Elliott House (born 1947) is an American journalist and former managing editor at The Wall Street Journal and its parent company Dow Jones. She served as President of Dow Jones International and then publisher of the Wall Street Journal before her retirement in the spring of 2006. Her awards include a Pulitzer Prize.

Karen Elliott House
Vladimir Putin 11 February 2002-1
House with Vladimir Putin in 2002
Borncirca 1950
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin
Spouse(s)Peter R. Kann


Early life

A native of Matador, Texas, House received a bachelors in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was editor of the university's newspaper, The Daily Texan. She was also a member of Orange Jackets, an honorary organization for women at UT.


She joined the Journal as a reporter in 1974. She was named assistant foreign editor in 1983; foreign editor in 1984; vice-president of the Dow Jones International Group; and president of the International Group in 1995. In 1984, House was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for her coverage of the Middle East while a reporter with the Wall Street Journal. The prize was awarded for a series of interviews with Jordan's King Hussein, which anticipated the problems Ronald Reagan's Middle East peace plan would face. She is also the recipient of the Overseas Press Club's Bob Considine Award for best daily newspaper interpretation of foreign affairs (1984[1] and 1988[2]); the University of Southern California's Distinguished Achievement in Journalism Award (1983); Georgetown University's Edward Weintal Award for distinguished coverage of American foreign policy (1980); and the National Press Club's Edwin M. Hood Award for Excellence in Diplomatic Reporting (1982).[3]

In 2002, she was appointed publisher by the board of Dow Jones. As publisher she was the architect of the Journal's Weekend Edition, among other ambitious and often controversial projects. At the Journal, House worked under her husband, Peter R. Kann,[4] Dow Jones CEO and chairman of the board from 1992 until 2006. In February 2007, House wrote a series of articles for the WSJ following a month-long tour of Saudi Arabia.

She is a board member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and Boston University, where she befriended the university's late president and chancellor John Silber. At his memorial service on November 29, 2012, she recalled how he was fired as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Texas in 1970 while she was writing about him as a beginning reporter.[5] She is serving as the Chairman on the board of trustees for RAND Corporation since 2009.[6] She is married and is the mother of four children ages 17 to 39.[3]


  • On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future (New York: Alfred P. Knopf, 2013).


  1. ^ The Bob Considine Award 1983
  2. ^ The Bob Considine Award 1987
  3. ^ a b "Bio" (PDF). Dallas Chamber. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  4. ^ Litterick, David (5 January 2006). "Golden couple's reign ends but speculation will go on". The Telegraph.
  5. ^ Illustrious Friends Remember John R. Silber| By Eric Goldscheider| Alcalde | November 30, 2012
  6. ^ RAND Corporation Board of Trustees| RAND Corporation| List updated July 2013

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Abdullah bin Musa'ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Abdullah bin Musa'ad bin Abdul Aziz (born 19 February 1965, Riyadh) (Arabic: عبد الله بن مساعد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎) is a Saudi prince and businessman. He is a son of Prince Musa'id bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and was appointed Saudi Arabia's General President of Youth Welfare in 2014. He has various business interests including paper manufacturing in his homeland, along with various sporting franchises. He is also the Chairman of Sheffield United Football Club.

Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Saudi Arabia)

The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (abbreviated CPVPV; Arabic: هيئة الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر‎), is a Saudi

government religious authority charged with implementing the Hisbah system inspired by Islamic law. It is described by some media as "religious police " or, "Mutaween" and sometimes "Hai’a" only for a shortcut. The number of members of the committee in Saudi Arabia is estimated about 3,500-4,000 men and founded in 1940. The members of the committee were to patrol the streets, markets and public places to ensure the application of the rules of the veil as well as ensure the complete separation between the sexes and call for prayer and control the closure of markets mandatory at the time of prayer. It was entitled to carry out the procedures of seizure, inspection and suspension prior to the 2016 reforms. There is a recommendation made by a number of members of the Shura Council demanding the inclusion of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Da'wah and Guidance, to become under one ministry, as the promotion of virtue and the prevention of vice from the legitimate point of view is obligatory on every Muslim.

Energy in Saudi Arabia

Energy in Saudi Arabia involves petroleum and natural gas production, consumption, and exports, and electricity production. Saudi Arabia is the world's leading oil producer and exporter.

Saudi Arabia's economy is petroleum-based; oil accounts for 90% of the country's exports and nearly 75% of government revenue.

The oil industry produces about 45% of Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product, against 40% from the private sector. Saudi Arabia has per capita GDP of $20,700. The economy is still very dependent on oil despite diversification, in particular in the petrochemical sector.

For many years the Kingdom has been the world's largest petroleum producer and exporter. In 2011 it pumped about 10.782 million barrels per day (1.7142×10^6 m3/d) of petroleum. While most of this is exported, domestic use is rapidly increasing, primarily for electricity production.

Saudi Arabia also has the largest, or one of the largest, proven crude oil reserves (i.e. oil that is economically recoverable) in the world (18% of global reserves, over 260 billion barrels (41×10^9 m3)).

Saudi Arabia, has one of the largest reserves of natural gas in the Persian Gulf. Proven natural gas reserves are over 7 trillion cubic metres (250 trillion cubic feet). Global production in 2009 reached 29 billion barrels (4.6×10^9 m3) of oil and 3 trillion cubic metres (110 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas. but due to its sizeable domestic gas markets, is "unlikely to become LNG exporters anytime soon". Saudi Arabia is prioritising upstream gas investment, but for use in the domestic power generation market, not for export.The country has had plans to diversify its energy sources for some time, developing solar and nuclear power.

Far Eastern Economic Review

The Far Eastern Economic Review (simplified Chinese: 远东经济评论; traditional Chinese: 遠東經濟評論; pinyin: Yuǎndōng Jīngjì Pínglùn; Jyutping: jyun5 dung1 ging1 zai3 ping4 leon6; also referred to as FEER or The Review) was an English language Asian news magazine started in 1946. It printed its final issue in December 2009. The Hong Kong–based business magazine was originally published weekly. Due to financial difficulties, the magazine converted to a monthly publication in December 2004, and simultaneously switched to an arrangement whereby most articles were contributed by nonstaff writers who had expertise in a given field, such as economists, business-community figures, government policymakers, social scientists, and others.

FEER covered a variety of topics including politics, business, economics, technology, and social and cultural issues throughout Asia, focusing on Southeast Asia and Greater China.

House (surname)

House is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Albert Phillip House (1890–1966), New Zealand rugby footballer

Alex House (born 1986), Canadian actor

Andrew House (born 1965), British businessman

Ashley House (TV presenter), British television presenter

Barry House (born 1949), Australian politician

Byron House, American bass player

Byron O. House (1902-1969), American jurist

Carolyn House (born 1945), American swimmer

Christopher House (born 1955), Canadian choreographer

Clarissa House (born 1963), Australian actress

Craig House (baseball) (born 1977), American baseball player

Daina House (born 1954), American model and actress

Daniel House (born 1961), American musician

Danielle House (born 1976), Canadian model

Dave House, English singer-songwriter

Sir David House (1922–2012), British army officer

Davon House (born 1989), American football player

Douglas House (Arkansas politician) (born 1953), member of the Arkansas House of Representatives

Eddie House (born 1978), American basketball player

Edward M. House (1858–1938), American diplomat and politician

Ernest R. House (born 1937), American academic

Fred House (born 1978), American basketball player

George House (disambiguation), multiple people

Gerry House (born 1948), American radio personality

Graham House (cricketer) (born 1950), Australian cricketer

Henry Alonzo House (1840–1930), American manufacturing engineer

Homer Doliver House (1878-1949), American botanist

Howard P. House (1908–2003), American otologist

Jack House (1906–1991), British writer

James House (singer) (born 1955), American musician

Jim House (1948-2018), American politician

Jeffry House (born 1946), Canadian lawyer

J. R. House (born 1979), American baseball player

Julian House, British musician

Juliane House (born 1942), German linguist

Karen Elliott House, American journalist

Kevin House (born 1957), American football player

Kevin House, Jr. (born 1979), American football player

Kristian House (born 1979), English cyclist

Matilda House (activist) (born 1945), Australian activist

Mel House (born 1976), American film director

Monty House (born 1946), Australian politician

Pat House (born 1940), American baseball player

Patricia House, American chief executive

Paul D. House, Canadian chief executive

Paul R. House (born 1958), American Old Testament scholar and writer

Rachael House, British contemporary artist

Rachel House (actress) (born 1971), New Zealand actress

Richard House, British writer

Rick House (born 1957), Canadian football player

Royal Earl House (1814–1895), American communications engineer

Silas House (born 1971), American writer

Simon House (born 1948), English composer and musician

Son House (1902–1988), American musician

Stephen House (born 1957), British police officer

Steve House (born 1970), American climber

Tanner House (ice hockey) (born 1986), Canadian ice hockey player

T. J. House (born 1989), American baseball player

Ted House (born 1959), American politician and judge

Tom House (born 1947), American baseball player

Will House (cricketer) (born 1976), English cricketer

William F. House (1923–2012), American otologist

Yoanna House (born 1980), American model

John Gruber

John Gruber (born 1973) is a writer, blog publisher, UI designer, and the inventor of the Markdown publishing format. Gruber is from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area. He received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from Drexel University, then worked for Bare Bones Software (2000–02) and Joyent (2005–06). Since 2002, he has written and produced Daring Fireball, a technology-focused blog. He hosts a related podcast called The Talk Show. In early 2013, Gruber, Brent Simmons, and Dave Wiskus founded software development firm Q Branch to develop the Vesper notes app for iOS. The venture was not successful, and Q Branch has since shut down.

Juhayman al-Otaybi

Juhayman ibn Muhammad ibn Sayf al-Otaybi (Arabic: جهيمان بن محمد بن سيف العتيبي‎ ‎16 September 1936 – 9 January 1980) was a Saudi militant and former Saudi Arabian soldier who in 1979 led the Grand Mosque seizure of the Masjid al Haram in Mecca, Islam's holiest site, to protest against the Saudi monarchy and the House of Saud.

Juhayman said that his justification for the siege was that the House of Saud had lost its legitimacy through corruption and imitation of the West, an echo of his father's charge in 1921 against former Saudi king Ibn Saud. Unlike earlier anti-monarchist dissidents in the kingdom, Juhayman attacked the wahhabi ulama for failing to protest against policies that betrayed Islam, and accused them of accepting the rule of an infidel state and offering loyalty to corrupt rulers in "exchange for honours and riches."

On 20 November 1979, the first day of the Islamic year 1400, the Masjid al-Haram was seized by a well-organized group of 400 to 500 men under al-Otaybi's leadership. A siege lasted more than two weeks before Saudi Special Forces broke into the Mosque. Pakistan's Special Services Group (SSG) also took part in the operation. French Special Forces provided a special tear gas called CB which prevents aggressiveness and slows down breathing. al-Otaybi was executed by the Saudi authorities, in public, on 9 January 1980, in Mecca.

Matador, Texas

Matador is a town in and the county seat of Motley County, Texas, United States. The population was 740 at the 2000 census. In 1891, it was established by and named for the Matador Ranch. It is located 95 miles east of Lubbock, Texas.

Moody College of Communication

The Moody College of Communication is the communication college at The University of Texas at Austin. The college is home to top-ranked programs in advertising and public relations, communication studies, communication sciences and disorders, journalism, and radio-television-film. The Moody College is nationally recognized for its faculty members, research and student media. It offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Journalism degrees as well as robust graduate curricula. The Moody College of Communication operates out of the Jesse H. Jones Communication Complex and the Belo Center for New Media, which opened in November 2012. The college has a $106 million endowment as of April 14, 2016.

Orange Jackets

Orange Jackets is the oldest women's service organization at the University of Texas at Austin. The group was founded in 1923 as a women's honorary service organization, named for their distinctive orange vests. As the official hosts of the university, Orange Jackets is one of the most prestigious and esteemed women's organizations at the university. The core tenets are excellence in service, leadership, and scholarship. The organization is composed of women leaders from all majors and various facets of campus life. Orange Jackets is an inclusive organization that has members from all backgrounds, cultures, majors, and abilities. Orange Jackets is set apart for its dedication to service of the campus community and to the empowerment of young women leaders at the University of Texas.

Peter R. Kann

Peter R. Kann (born 1942) is an American journalist, editor, and businessman.

Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

This Pulitzer Prize has been awarded since 1942 for a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, including United Nations correspondence. In its first six years (1942–1947), it was called the Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic Reporting - International.

RAND Corporation

RAND Corporation ("Research ANd Development") is an American nonprofit global policy think tank created in 1948 by Douglas Aircraft Company to offer research and analysis to the United States Armed Forces. It is financed by the U.S. government and private endowment, corporations, universities and private individuals. The company has grown to assist other governments, international organizations, private companies and foundations, with a host of defense and non-defense issues, including healthcare. RAND aims for interdisciplinary and quantitative problem solving by translating theoretical concepts from formal economics and the physical sciences into novel applications in other areas, using applied science and operations research.

Shams (newspaper)

Shams (in Arabic شمس meaning Sun) was a Saudi Arabian daily newspaper published between 2005 and 2012. Its publisher described the paper as modern and trendy.

The Daily Texan

The Daily Texan is the student newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin. It is one of the largest college newspapers in the United States, with a daily circulation of roughly 30,000 during the fall and spring semesters, and it is among the oldest student newspapers in the South.

The Texan is entirely student-run and independent from the university, although its operations are overseen by Texas Student Media, an entity with faculty, student, and newspaper industry representatives.

The paper has won more national, regional and state awards than any other college newspaper in America and counts 10 Pulitzer Prize winners among its former staffers.

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format and online. The Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser.

The Wall Street Journal is one of the largest newspapers in the United States by circulation, with a circulation of about 2.475 million copies (including nearly 1,590,000 digital subscriptions) as of June 2018, compared with USA Today's 1.7 million. The Journal publishes the luxury news and lifestyle magazine WSJ, which was originally launched as a quarterly but expanded to 12 issues as of 2014. An online version was launched in 1996, which has been accessible only to subscribers since it began.The newspaper is notable for its award-winning news coverage, and has won 37 Pulitzer Prizes (as of 2017). The editorial pages of the Journal are frequently conservative in their position. The Journal editorial board has promoted fringe views on the science of climate change, acid rain, and ozone depletion, as well as on the health harms of second-hand smoke, pesticides and asbestos.

Timeline of Jeddah

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Women's Tennis Association

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA), founded in 1973 by Billie Jean King, is the principal organizing body of women's professional tennis. It governs the WTA Tour which is the worldwide professional tennis tour for women and was founded to create a better future for women's tennis. Its counterpart organisation in the men's professional game is the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The WTA's corporate headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida, with its European headquarters in London and its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Beijing.The Women's Tennis Association was founded in June 1973, and traces its origins to the inaugural Virginia Slims tournament, arranged by Gladys Heldman, sponsored by Joe Cullman, CEO of Philip Morris, and held on 23 September 1970 at the Houston Racquet Club in Houston, Texas. Rosie Casals won this first event.

When the Women's Tennis Association was founded, Billie Jean King was one of nine players that comprised the WTA, also referred to as the Original 9, that included Julie Heldman, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Dalton, Kristy Pigeon, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey, and Rosie Casals. Today, the WTA has more than 2,500 players from nearly 100 countries competing for $146 million in prize money.

The 2018 WTA competitive season includes 54 events, including the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), the WTA International tournaments, the Fed Cup (organised by the ITF), the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Elite Trophy), and four Grand Slams (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). These events take place in 30 countries. The season concludes with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore from 21–28 October and the WTA Elite Trophy in Zuhai, China from 30 October – 4 November. Also included in the 2018 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which is also organised by the ITF and does not distribute ranking points.

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