Thursday, January 7, 2010

WSJ creates new 'corporate' news reporting group

In another bid to promote more cooperation between Dow Jones & Co. divisions, The Wall Street Journal said today that it's creating a new "corporate group," responsible for coverage of big companies and topics, including General Electric, IBM, Procter & Gamble, telecommunications, New York retail and fashion, and recruiting and management.

Andrew Dowell, who has been global news editor of Dow Jones Newswires, was named to lead the new group, according to a company statement. Dowell will report to Matt Murray, deputy managing editor of national news for the WSJ, and Gabriella Stern, senior editor of global news coverage for Dow Jones Newswires. His new role is effective immediately.

"We formed the New York corporate group to focus on the importance and raise the visibility of the main corporate beats that the Journal covers. This group will also help to strengthen the cooperation between Newswires and Journal reporters," said Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Co. and managing editor of the WSJ.

This latest move comes two days after a consolidation of top-level management duties within Dow Jones & Co.

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