The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Olga Rudenko

Olga Rudenko is the chief editor of the Kyiv Independent, an award-winning English language media start-up launched in November 2021 by the former editorial team of the Kyiv Post where she was the deputy chief editor. She has written for global publications and was a fellow at the Chicago Booth School of Business in 2021. She was featured on the cover of Time magazine in May 2022 as one of the publication’s Next Generation Leaders, and won the Women of Europe award in the Woman in Action category in December 2022.

Summer Conference Event
 — Keynote

Olga Rudenko: How to Run a Successful Media Start-up in Times of War

The Kyiv Independent, an English language start-up in Ukraine, was only a few months old when Russia invaded. When - in one of the biggest media scandals of the Zelensky's presidency - the editorial team of an older English language publication, the Kyiv Post, were fired for defending editorial independence, they came together to form the Kyiv Independent in November 2022.
Chief Editor at The Kyiv Independent