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by Chris Roush
Almar Latour has been appointed editor-in-chief for Dow Jones Newswires in Asia, in addition to his responsibilities as editor-in-chief, Asia, of The Wall Street Journal, a position he has held since 2009.
The appointment comes as editorial operations of Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal in Asia become a single news operation with common focus on delivering reliable, differentiated news and analysis on the world and the world of business. In his expanded role, Latour will lead efforts to further strengthen the editorial coverage and expansion through digital, local-language and other initiatives.
Latour has overseen the Journal’s expansion across all platforms in the region, including The Wall Street Journal Asia and asia.WSJ.com, as well as its Chinese and Japanese-language editions online.
“Under Almar’s leadership, The Wall Street Journal in Asia has soared to new heights, with more than 10 million readers accessing our preeminent coverage across platforms and languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Hindi,” said Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones and managing editor of The Journal, in a statement. ”He is a thoughtful mentor and a fearless, peerless journalist who will lead a talented team of reporters and editors with determination and distinction.”
Neal Lipschutz, managing editor of Dow Jones Newswires, added, “With Almar at the helm of both Dow Jones Newswires and the Journal in Asia, the integration of our editorial resources is entering a new chapter. Our combined news team will be stronger than ever and ready to deliver even more top-quality coverage of some of the fastest-growing economies in the world.”
Latour will report to Thomson for overall strategy, new initiatives and The Journal, and to Lipschutz for Dow Jones Newswires.
by Chris Roush
Jason Rogers, senior editor for Dow Jones Newswires in the Asia Pacific region, has left the company, according to an e-mail sent to the staff from Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson.
The e-mail states, “We would like to thank Jason for 16 excellent years of service for Dow Jones in London and Singapore, the past three years as Newswires’ Asia-Pacific senior editor. We wish him well.
“Regional operations chief Sumathi Vaidyanathan and news editor Ros Mathieson will continue to supervise the work of Newswires journalists and spearhead our cooperation and integration with The Wall Street Journal and WSJ.com across Asia-Pacific.”
Rogers moved to Singapore in 2004 from London, where he was senior news editor for European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) equities. He joined Dow Jones Newswires in 1996 as a commodities reporter in London and was later promoted to the position of managing editor for EMEA equities before becoming senior news editor.
He is a graduate of St. Hughs College, Oxford, and holds an M.A. in Japanese studies from Essex University, U.K., and Dokkyo University, Japan.
by Chris Roush
Jason Dean, the bureau chief of the joint Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires bureau in Chicago, sent out the following staff announcements on Thursday afternoon:
We’re pleased to announce that Jon Ostrower has joined the bureau to cover Boeing and the commercial aerospace beat. Already one of the most prominent journalists in this sector, Jon comes to us from Reed Business Information’s Flight International Magazine, where he developed and ran the popular FlightBlogger blog — and amassed thousands of Twitter followers.
Jon will replace David Kesmodel, who is becoming assistant news editor heading up the bureau’s agriculture coverage. An accomplished corporate reporter for the Journal, David will oversee a team of five reporters filing on agribusiness companies and commodities markets for real-time, online and print.
Mark Peters, who has led the ag team with distinction for the past 19 months, will jump to the bureau’s U.S. News team to write about Midwest economic issues and other subjects in our 12-state region.
A graduate of Boston College with a degree in English, Mark joined Dow Jones four years ago as a reporter in New York after stints covering business, economics and politics at his hometown paper, The Hartford Courant, and The Portland Press Herald in Maine. He was promoted to run the Chicago agriculture team in September 2010, and has helped revamp and upgrade the coverage while also traveling the region widely to report his own features–learning valuable skills along the way like how not to upset a pregnant cow when walking through a pen and how to eat BBQ in Kansas City without ruining a shirt.
David started his career in 1994 patrolling the sidelines of high-school football games for his hometown paper, The Herald-Times of Bloomington, Ind. He joined WSJ.com in 2005 as a technology reporter in New York, where he began a successful journey through the “sin” beats, writing first about topics like online gambling and Internet pornography, and then, after joining the Chicago bureau in 2007, beer, liquor, and tobacco as well as food retail and the popular Midwestern game “cornhole,” about which he wrote an A-Hed. Along the way, he penned a book about Internet domain names. David has a bachelor’s degree in history from Indiana University and a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri.
An aerospace enthusiast since childhood, Jon started FlightBlogger five years ago as a hobby, and turned it into one of the most widely read sources of information and analysis on Boeing and its suppliers during the pivotal period when the aerospace giant was completing development of its Dreamliner. During that time he accrued millions of page views, more than 17,000 Twitter followers, a half million miles in the air, and an uneven number of take-offs and landings, having let himself be thrown out of an airplane over Las Vegas for a story. Jon, a Boston native, is a graduate of the school of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.
by Chris Roush
Linette Lopez, Rob Wile and Simone Foxman of Business Insider have compiled a list of the 101 best finance people to follow on Twitter, and a number of them are business journalists.
The list includes:
Chris Adams, the markets editor for The Financial Times. “Knows what’s happening in the market as fast as anyone.”
Charles Gasparino, senior correspondent at Fox Business Network. “Love him or hate him, the man is a newsbreaker.”
John Carney, senior editor and blogger, CNBC.com. “Helps keeps world’s leading business network real.”
Matina Stevis, Dow Jones Newswires Eurozone reporter. “Dow Jones reporter Tweeting the crisis in the Eurozone. Live from Brussels.”
Katie Martin, Rob Passarella, and Bradley Davis, the Dow Jones forex team. “You’ll barely need your WSJ subscription if you follow them. ”
by Chris Roush
Matt Murray, the international editor and deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following open staff position on Thursday afternoon:
Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal are seeking a bureau chief for Southeast Asia, to marshal our combined resources and set the agenda for some of the most compelling, colorful, and important economic and political stories on the Asian continent and, indeed, the world.
The fast-growing nations of the region range from entrenched dictatorships and closed markets to burgeoning democracies and totems of capitalism and investment. All are attempting to navigate a region increasingly tilted toward China and subject to the ever-faster flows of investment and ideas.
Central to the job is bringing this story to our many audiences across our many platforms– in real time, online in stories and blogs, on video, over newswires and in print – through exclusives and prime insights on the economies and financial markets we cover. Particularly important is dominating all news of foreign exchange and macroeconomics in a region where both are prime forces. But along with that come a range of great stories on many levels, from the emergence of Indonesia as an economic powerhouse to the challenge of unearthing the best curries in Chiang Mai, and all the tales that lie in between.
Besides curiosity, writing and reporting talent and a nose for great stories, the ideal candidate will bring deep and varied experience in real-time news and broader business or political coverage; a multimedia bent would also be welcome. The new chief should have a successful background in managing large and diverse staffs, preferably across locales. Southeast Asian experience is highly desirable, relevant languages a definite plus.
We envision the job being based in Jakarta. Candidates should apply to all three of the following editors:
Jason Rogers, Senior Editor, Dow Jones Newswires/Asia-Pacific (email@example.com)
Matt Murray, Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Almar Latour, Editor in Chief, The Wall Street Journal Asia (email@example.com)
by Chris Roush
Wall Street Journal international editor Matt Murray sent out the following staff announcement on Monday morning:
We’re delighted to announce that Joe Parkinson has been named the Bureau Chief of our integrated Turkey bureau, a vital job in a fast-growing country that sits at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East.
In his new role, Joe, an experienced foreign correspondent who has been stationed in Turkey for nearly two years, will be driving business, FX, markets, economic, diplomatic and political coverage of the world’s 15th-largest economy, including identifying its fast-growing companies and rising executives. Turkey, the Muslim World’s most powerful secular democracy, is an increasingly important U.S. ally and key player in the Middle East, bordering some of the world’s hot spots, including Syria, Iraq, Iran and Greece.
A proven news breaker and writer who has helped anchor Arab Spring coverage and has filed for us from 15 countries, Joe is well-positioned to lead news coverage of the country for the Journal and Dow Jones, working closely with colleagues across the region. (He also, it should be said, chronicled Turkey’s first-ever camel beauty pageant and wrote about post-Soviet Georgia’s answer to “The Apprentice.”)
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Joe previously worked as a junior diplomat in the British government’s Foreign Service. He joined Dow Jones in 2007 and has worked as a London-based European economics reporter covering crises and summits across the continent and as a political correspondent covering the 2010 UK election campaign, with the dubious distinction of riding Gordon Brown’s ‘battle bus’ in the final days before the poll.
Please join us in congratulating Joe in his important new job.
by Chris Roush
Jim Pinsiero, deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following e-mail on Wednesday:
DJ FX Trader, a joint venture of Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal, is seeking a managing editor to lead our forex, fixed income and macroeconomics coverage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The job is based in London.
The successful candidate will manage a core team of editors and reporters, while working closely with other DJN and WSJ journalists across the region to drive coverage that moves the needle for this essential market.
Experience managing reporters and editors that break news is essential. DJ FX Trader requires agenda-setting news coverage for our demanding audience of traders and market professionals. While exclusive real-time news is the service’s top priority, the successful candidate must be able to lead coverage of complex and evolving topics such as the eurozone debt crisis for all of our platforms: real-time, web, mobile and print. It is a challenging assignment, and for the right person it will be both exhilarating and rewarding.
Interested? Apply to Gabriella Stern, Jim Pensiero or Gren Manuel.
by Chris Roush
All Things Digital launched Monday an expansion and redesign of the site’s reviews section, All Things Reviewed.
Building on the consumer technology reviews by AllThingsD co-executive editor and Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist Walt Mossberg and Journal reporter Katie Boehret, the section features enhanced navigation, a brighter interface, and improved graphics. Boehret will edit the section.
In addition, the first member of AllThingsD’s new reviews team is Lauren Goode, formerly a reporter with The Journal and former co-host of the Journal’s daily “Digits” technology show.
Goode will be joined in coming months by additional reviewers, who collectively will produce multiple reviews per week. AllThingsD marked the site’s expansion during the weekend with an event at SXSW in Austin.
The expansion of AllThingsD follows a year of growth and success for the franchise: The site has hired five new reporters over the past year.
New D conferences were introduced, including the first international event, AsiaD in Hong Kong; D: Dive Into Media, featuring top media industry leaders and influencers; and the upcoming second edition of D: Dive Into Mobile.
AllThingsD Co-Executive Editor Kara Swisher was awarded a Gerald Loeb Award for Blogging in 2011, and both Swisher and Mossberg were also named to Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment and the Powers That Be” list, and one of five “Essential Blogs” by Time.com.
by Chris Roush
Matt Murray, the foreign editor of The Wall Street Journal, and Gren Manuel, Dow Jones Newswires editors for EMEA, sent out the following announcement on Monday afternoon:
First up is the Athens bureau under the leadership of Alkman Granitsas. As the euro crisis has exploded, Alkman and his team have already has been filing extensively for wires, online and print. Alkman will now report jointly to Terry Roth, Newswires EMEA money editor, and to Matt Murray, WSJ Foreign Editor.
Also the Zurich Bureau, led by Anita Greil, will be a joint bureau tasked with covering UBS and Credit Suisse, Nestlé, Switzerland’s status as a tax haven and a whole lot more for wires, online and print. Anita will report jointly to Gren Manuel, Newswires’ senior editor for EMEA, and to Matt.
We’re excited about these moves and look forward to even better coverage from A (Athens) to Z (Zurich).
by Chris Roush
Dow Jones Newswires managing editor Michael Casey and news editor Patrick Sullivan made the following staff announcement:
We are pleased to announce that Bradley Davis has been promoted to assistant news editor on the combined New York Market Talk team where he will continue to help manage our foreign exchange and broad Money content streams for Dow Jones Newswires and the joint DJ/WSJ FX Trader service.
Brad joined the Market Talk desk as a copy editor in June, and quickly led the charge to make sure DJ FX Trader was providing the best live commentary and insight on key developments in the FX and Treasury markets. Brad is constantly busy, be it explaining the quirks of the market to a new reporter, monitoring market chatter and bank research or populating the popular @djfxtrader Twitter stream throughout the New York day, and some weekends, as FX never really sleeps. Brad also edits columns from our FX strategist-journalists.
Previously Brad spent two years as a reporter following the ups and downs of the currency and Treasury markets.
Brad has a M.A. from Columbia University and a B.A from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
A former Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern, Brad has worked for Barron’s, the Huffington Post and was Managing Editor of the Daily Nebraskan.