Dow Jones names news editor for resources
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Anna Raff, assistant managing editor for commodities and energy markets at Dow Jones Newswires, sent out the following announcement on Monday:
“I’m pleased to announce that Brian Baskin has been promoted to the position of News Editor on the Resources team and will oversee energy-markets coverage. Brian has covered oil markets and the energy sector since joining Dow Jones Newswires’s Houston bureau in July 2006. Most recently, he’s been part of the combined Newswires-WSJ reporting team covering the BP oil spill. As a reporter, he’s distinguished himself by breaking news on a number of fronts: Brian has highlighted the flaws in U.S. government oil data, probed the implications of commodities futures markets regulation and explained how the bankruptcy of a little-known trading firm moved oil markets.
“Before coming to Dow Jones, Brian covered health care for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He’s a graduate of Brown University, where he majored in history and political science.
“He will continue to be based in New York and will report to me.”