WSJ/Dow Jones finance reporting teams to integrate

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Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker sent out the following email to staff on Tuesday:

 

 

I’m delighted to announce a significant advance in the integration of Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal.

Over the next few weeks, the financial markets teams of Newswires will begin merging with the Money and Investing teams of the Journal. The new, enlarged group will be led by Francesco Guerrera, currently the Journal’s Money and Investing Editor, who in the process gets a new title: Financial Editor.

Francesco and his senior editorial colleagues will gather the various reporters and editors into a single unified financial news group. The new integrated team will be genuinely global in scope and reach, enabling us to produce continuous, 24-hour, round-the-world coverage of the fastest scoops, the most insightful analysis and the most comprehensive reporting on finance and markets in all channels: real time, online, and the newspaper. Francesco’s lengthy experience in covering financial markets in Europe, Asia and the United States makes him uniquely qualified to lead this expanded global team.

This is the largest step yet towards the full integration of Newswires and Journal staff around the world and moves us much closer to our goal of a single, seamless newsroom unrivaled in reporting strength and depth.