Longtime Wall Street Journal staffer Dagmar Aalund has joined the Future of Everything section as its new section editor.
She will work with Stefanie Ilgenfritz and journalists around the newsroom to broaden coverage beyond monthly themed reports to a newsier digital pace.
A founding editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe’s Weekend section in Brussels, she became the section’s chief editor in 2004, supervising coverage of arts and entertainment, travel, food and fashion.
In 2006, she transferred to New York as an editor for the Marketplace section before helping launch the Journal’s international desk during the 2008 financial crisis. In 2013 she moved to London as politics and economy editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
For the past year, she’s been Deputy Page One News Editor in New York, helping to conceptualize and oversee the most important news stories of the day.
Aalund began her career at the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Times Herald. She was a reporter and Germany bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires in Frankfurt before joining the Journal as a reporter.