Jia-Rui Cook Takes the Editorial Helm at Zócalo

Change Comes as Zócalo’s Syndicate Grows and New Partnerships Begin

Zócalo Public Square, the Los Angeles-based blend of daily ideas journalism and live events, has promoted managing editor Jia-Rui Cook to the position of editor. Cook will guide Zócalo’s editorial projects at a time when the organization is boosting its journalistic offerings in Southern California while also rapidly expanding its reach into communities across the country and world.

“My goal is to make Zócalo the must-read source for smart pieces that help us connect to our shared past, understand the present, and imagine our future,” Cook said.

At a time …