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Angelo Henderson

Angelo Henderson, Pulitzer winner for WSJ, dies at 51


Angelo Henderson, a journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize while working for The Wall Street Journal in 1999, has died.

Max White of WXYZ in Detroit reports, “He was also a two-term Parliamentarian and two-term chapter President for the  National Association of Black Journalists.

“He was also a founding member in the Detroit 300, who’s focus is to help  communities organize and eradicate crime by policing targeted areas and pursuing  individuals committing crimes. Henderson, along with Raphael B. Johnson and  Malik Shabazz created the group out of the Detroit community’s frustration with  perpetual neighborhood crimes.

“In 1999, Henderson, working as deputy Detroit bureau chief of The Wall Street  Journal, was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished feature writing. He  wrote a narrative detailing the lives affected by an attempted drugstore  robbery. He was the 22nd African American to win the Pulitzer Prize.

“One year later he was honored by Columbia University as one of the nation’s  best reporters on race and ethnicity in America.

Read more here.


WSJ hires three reporters for New York bureau


Bob Rose, the New York bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following staff hires announcement on Friday afternoon:

We’re pleased to announce three recent appointments in The Wall Street Journal’s New York bureau, aka Greater New York:

Keiko Morris joins as commercial real estate reporter, contributing to the weekly property pages for Monday’s editions and producing property-related scoops the rest of the week.

Before coming to The Journal, Keiko covered retailing, small businesses and startups for Newsday and before that was a general assignment and education reporter at the Seattle Times. She has won awards for her stories on small businesses sorting out insurance coverage in the wake of superstorm Sandy and on businesses struggling to make up for lost sales in the storm’s aftermath. While at Newsday, she also covered crime, breaking the story of younger high school football players who were assaulted at a football sleep-away camp.

Keiko grew up in Fort Lee, N.J. and says she is much relieved that her hometown no longer needs tedious descriptions such as “a suburb just outside Manhattan,” or “the town on the other side of the George Washington Bridge.”  She lives in Astoria, Queens, with her goofy but well-meaning dog Norman.

Pervaiz Shallwani joins us as police reporter, covering criminal justice issues in New York City and the region.

Pervaiz has spent the past several years as a freelancer writing mostly about crime and food. A few times, he says, the two have crossed paths. He has contributed articles to The Journal since 2010, joining the GNY team that helped cover the Boston Marathon bombings, superstorm Sandy and the Sandy Hook shootings. Pervaiz has written for the WSJ’s Off-Duty section since its inception – keep an eye out for Brussels sprouts this weekend – and spent time this past fall reporting an ahed on how a Minnesota poultry farmer trained the President’s soon-to-be pardoned Thanksgiving turkey. Most recently, he was the first to report actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death and the news that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called a top police official after finding out that one of his supporters had been arrested.

Pervaiz received a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and after working for several years as a staff writer at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., moved to New York to train as a cook at the French Culinary Institute. He has worked as Time Out New York’s food writer, and as a stringer for Newsday. He has covered the NYPD on and off since 2007, first for Newsday and for three years as a backup on the beat at The Journal. Born in Toronto and raised in Chicago, Pervaiz comes from a Pakistani family that takes pride in cooking. He promises to eat anything (edible) at least once. He is a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan.

Missy Sullivan joins us as GNY’s features editor. In addition to working regularly with a group of reporters, she will help fine-tune GNY’s daily feature offerings for the news pages.

Missy is a 20+ year veteran writer and editor. Before her recent 18-month stint on the Personal Journal editing desk, she served as a senior editor at SmartMoney magazine where, in addition to shepherding consumer and investigative stories, she wrote award-winning features on the retirement beat—shadowing medical reps in the field, crisscrossing Panama to uncover the seamier side of ex-pat life and revealing the hidden threat financially struggling siblings pose to many baby boomers’ retirement. Prior to joining the Dow Jones family, Missy spent seven years at Forbes, trying to make sense of the web and the collecting markets. Her first publishing job involved launching and running a national chain of consumer magazines dedicated to museum-going, which spun out of a decade-long career in museum education and consulting.

An avid ping pong and Boggle player and long-suffering Nets basketball fan, she can usually be found planning her next trip or trying to up her cooking game.

Please join us in welcoming Keiko, Pervaiz, and Missy to the GNY team.

WSJ China

WSJ names new leadership team in China


Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement on Friday:

I’m delighted to announce a new senior leadership team at The Wall Street Journal’s Chinese-language edition.

Li Yuan, who has steered CWSJ.com as its managing editor since 2008, is promoted to Editor-in-Chief. In her new role, Li will be a columnist focused on profiling the movers and shakers responsible for China’s stunning rise over the past three decades. She’ll represent CWSJ at national and international events and mentor the publication’s staff. Li is a 10-year Journal veteran. She joined in 2004 as a reporter covering technology and telecoms. Before coming to the Journal, Li was an editor for Xinhua in Beijing and a foreign correspondent, covering events in Thailand, Laos and Afghanistan.

Under Li’s stewardship, CWSJ has become a trusted source of timely, must-read news content. It has quadrupled its traffic and spread its influence widely over various Chinese social media channels. Between Li and our own CWSJ account on Sina Weibo, we now have a following of four million. Our reputation is that of a fair and independent voice, one that brings transparency to a place where that’s often hard to find. Through our China Innovator Awards, we’ve also become part of the fabric of China’s remarkable development story. For each of the past two years, we’ve assembled an esteemed and impartial judging panel to recognize the country’s best homegrown innovators in art, architecture, fashion, science and technology, food and philanthropy. In the last few months, CWSJ has also become a video brand in China, launching a native-language video center populated daily with original and subtitled content. And much more is in the cards, including creation of deep news verticals and an ambitious site relaunch later this year.

Xin Li will oversee CWSJ’s growth, its migration onto the Tesla platform and its day-to-day operations as managing editor. She’ll report to Li Yuan. Xin joins us from China’s prestigious Caixin Media, where she has been managing editor of the financial publication’s online English-language news unit since 2010. She served in a similar role for Caijing Magazine from 2007 to 2009 and was also the business magazine’s first U.S. correspondent in 2006 and 2007.

Rounding out CWSJ’s top management team are:

  • Chinese-language Services Editor “Zach” Wei Zeyuan, who moved from Shanghai to Beijing earlier this year to oversee our newly merged translation unit and local-language analysts. Zach joined us as a Shanghai-based fixed-income and macroeconomic researcher in 2011 from CAI Business In-Depth, where he was the financial wire’s deputy managing editor.
  • China Wealth Editor Wei Gu, who has taken on additional responsibility for original content and columnists. Wei came to us last year after a decade at Reuters. Wei is a multi-platform journalist, with a background in TV, the Web, wires and international newspapers. She has the distinction of finishing her rigorous three-year Chartered Financial Analyst program in just two years, speaks native Mandarin and Shanghainese, taught herself Cantonese, is fluent in English and spent several years studying Japanese. She has produced TV shows, appeared on television and writes the extremely popular “People’s Money” column for us in both English and Chinese.
  •  China Digital Editor Xiao Li, who has served as a key multimedia editor for CWSJ for the past several years. She joined us as an intern in March 2008 after graduating from Shanghai University. Xiao writes, programs, works on multimedia projects, trains interns in our systems and always finds innovative solutions to problems or issues that crop up. She may be the only employee at this company to have an undergraduate degree in Polymer Science and Engineering. While still a student, she started a travel website (xanyou.com) and a social website (youfeeling.com) with two friends, after winning a venture capital award in the Trilogy Entrepreneurship Competition.

Please join me in congratulating our colleagues on their new and enhanced roles.


WSJ hires Pharmalot blogger


Wall Street Journal business editor Dennis Berman sent out the following staff hire announcement on Friday:

We are thrilled to announce a new addition to our health and science team — Ed Silverman — who will spearhead an exciting new digital-first effort aimed at the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Ed will be doing it all here at the Journal: Blogging, breaking news, and crafting feature stories and online projects.

Ed is somewhat of a legend to those in the industry, having gained a large following while running the Pharmalot blog, where he was a respected voice amid the cacophony of the pharma rumor mill.

Among the highlights of his work there was a three-part series about allegations that Pfizer sales reps were encouraged to use inappropriate practices to boost sales of an older AIDS drug, which was honored by the Association of Health Care Journalists.

He also broke stories about use of a corporate helicopter by a Pfizer executive to commute from an out-of-state home; FDA plans to boost inspections in China; and a paper co-authored by an FDA staffer that questioned the safety of a widely used diabetes pill —before it was published in JAMA.

Ed spent many years as a business writer at the Star Ledger, where the Pharmalot blog was born. He has also had distinguished tenures at New York Newsday and Investor’s Business Daily.

He has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s in accounting from Binghamton University. He lives in Millburn, N.J., with his wife and children, and two dogs. Please join us in welcoming Ed.

The Pharmalot blog had closed at the end of last year. It had been bought by UBM Canon in 2009 after the Star-Ledger in Newark closed it then. Silverman had maintained its Twitter account since the beginning of the year.


WSJ seeks deputy editor of news operations


The Wall Street Journal seeks a deputy editor for news operations.

The successful candidate will assist the Editor, News Operations, in discharging his duties.

The deputy serves as News department’s chief liaison to Human Resources, Finance and Real Estate/Facilities departments; works with News managers to hire, promote, transfer and terminate staffers, and set pay levels; monitors, enforces and approves News spending versus budget; works with Real Estate/Facilities team to ensure appropriate workplace accommodations for News staffer; works with Technology to provide News staffers with appropriate technology to perform their duties; and handles other operational and administrative tasks for the News department.

The role requires deep knowledge of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones & Co., excellent judgement and confidentiality.

To apply, go here.


Wall Street Journal seeks investigative reporter


The Wall Street Journal seeks an experienced CAR/data journalist to join its investigative team.

This person will contribute reporting and data analysis to enterprise projects and daily coverage. Working with data should be second nature to this person, who can expect to be immersed in short-, medium- and long-term stories at one of the largest newsrooms in the world.

This person should be excited to battle FOIA officers, scrape poorly formed websites and write computer code that ferrets out fraud. This job requires the ability to analyze millions (or billions) of rows of data, as well as technical proficiency in at least one programming language. Candidates must have at least three years of experience working with data in the newsroom.

Please attach a resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to your online application.

To apply, go here.


WSJ seeks corporate reporter in Canada


The Wall Street Journal’s Canada bureau is looking for an energetic reporter to cover a broad swath of Canada’s biggest publicly-traded companies, including the major players in the transportation, telecommunications and media industries.

These companies, including Bombardier, CP Rail and telecom giants BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications have given rise to some of the biggest and most politicized Canadian business stories of the last year, including the oil-by-rail controversy and the fight between the wireless players and Ottawa.

The successful candidate will show the ability to delve deeply into these beats to deliver scoops and in-depth enterprise stories of interest to a global audience. Fluent French is an asset. The position can be in Montreal or Toronto, depending on the candidate.

To apply, go here.


WSJ seeks municipal finance reporter


The Wall Street Journal seeks a reporter to cover credit-ratings firms and municipal finance.

The reporter will track the research issued by the ratings firms as well as the ongoing litigation related to their performance in the years leading up to the financial crisis. The reporter will also play a key role in the paper’s coverage of municipal finance, an increasingly important national issue in the wake of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing.

The reporter will be expected to break news and generate enterprise features out of a challenging beat that is a critical part of the country’s financial system.

Please attach a resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to your online application.

To apply, go here.

Andrew Garcia Phillips

Senior graphics editor leaving WSJ


Andrew Garcia Phillips, the senior graphics editor at The Wall Street Journal for the last four-plus years, announced Tuesday that he is leaving the business newspaper.

In an email to his colleagues, Phillips wrote:

Today is my last day at the Journal, as I leave to set my own course forward. I had a terrific five-year run here, and I’m very grateful to the terrific people I learned from along the way.

Phillips also worked as a project graphics editor at The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J. for six years and as a graphics coordinator for the metro desk at the New York Times for more than three years.

He’s a journalism graduate from Syracuse University and also owns and operates Chartball.com.

In an email to Talking Biz News, Phillips wrote, “I’m leaving the Journal to devote my full time to Chartball.com, a sports data visualization studio that I’ve been running for the last 4 years or so. I’ll be working on Chartball projects and doing data visualization freelance and consulting work.”

WSJ editorial board

WSJ seeks reporter to cover frontier markets


The Wall Street Journal seeks an enthusiastic reporter for the frontier markets news desk.

This reporter would play an important role in developing the Journal’s groundbreaking coverage of frontier markets and will contribute both to the real-time, online news feed and to the newspaper. This reporter will also monitor developments in a wide range of countries and produce original stories that will ensure the Journal is the most comprehensive and valuable source of news for frontier markets investors.

A key element of this role will be gathering news content from around the Dow Jones network and reworking those stories as necessary to provide more focused content for frontier market investors. The successful applicant will have demonstrated reporting and writing experience and expertise as well as some knowledge of frontier and emerging markets.

Please attach a resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to your online application.

To apply, go here.