WSJ names new health and medicine editor, and health/science news editor

Stefanie Ilgenfritz, health and science coverage chief at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement on Thursday: Friends, I’m happy to share some exciting news and moves in our growing Health & Science coverage area. John Simons is named Deputy Coverage Chief for Health & Science, effective immediately. John will work with me […]

Simons named deputy health and science editor at WSJ

John Simons has been named deputy health and science editor for The Wall Street Journal. He previously was energy editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in London. He has also been transportation editor and deputy bureau chief of the management group. Simons had been enterprise editor and business editor of the International Business […]

WSJ newsroom pressing paper for changes

Joe Pompeo of Vanity Fair examines the rising activism within the Wall Street Journal newsroom, where reporters are pushing the paper’s management for changes regarding diversity and the editorial page. Pompeo reports, “These are the very types of issues that, with the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, have been thrust to the fore at […]

WSJ edtorial board responds to letter from newsroom

The Wall Street Journal editorial board has responded to a letter signed by 280 journalists at the paper requesting that it make a clearer determination between news and opinion. The editorial states, “In the spirit of collegiality, we won’t respond in kind to the letter signers. Their anxieties aren’t our responsibility in any case. The […]

When a WSJ reporter received death threats for her coverage

Wall Street Journal deputy business editor Nikki Waller spoke with reporter Preetika Rana about her job for the newspaper’s women’s newsletter. Here’s an excerpt: WSJ: What is the most challenging story you’ve worked on? PR: I’ve been extremely fortunate to work for the Journal in India, Hong Kong and the U.S. Last year, I was sent to […]

WSJ staffers ask for clarification between editorial and opinion

Journalists at The Wall Street Journal and other Dow Jones & Co. staffers sent a letter on Tuesday to publisher Alma Latour calling for a clearer differentiation between news and opinion content online, reports Jeffrey Trachtenberg of The Journal. Trachtenberg writes, “The letter, signed by more than 280 reporters, editors and other employees says, ‘Opinion’s lack of […]

WSJ seeks workplace columnist in New York

The Wall Street Journal is hiring a columnist to write a reported column about the quirks, realities and frustrations of the workplace today. This regular column, somewhat based on WSJ’s popular, “Cubicle Culture” from the early 2000s, would be told from the worker’s perspective and report what it’s like to implement the policies dictated by […]

Javed shifts from WSJ Brief to WSJ Noted

Ayesha Javed, an editor at WSJ Brief, which provides readers with concise content on business, markets, finance and current affairs, will be joining WSJ Noted, a digital news and culture magazine targeted for readers under 35. Prior to joining the Journal, Javed was working as a senior business reporter at The Telegraph. She has also […]

FT and WSJ editors: Huge increase in digital readership during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the push of Financial Times and Wall Street Journal readers to digital offerings, said top editors on Friday. The Journal, for example, has been sending a pdf of its print paper to its subscribers right after midnight, said editor in chief Matt Murray.  Murray and Financial Times U.S. managing editor Peter Spiegel spoke […]

Dow Jones seeks WSJ city reporter in London

Dow Jones is hiring a journalist to join its innovative WSJ Brief team, focusing on telling stories smartly and concisely for a busy international audience. The role focuses on adapting WSJ and Dow Jones content for a time-pressed audience. You’ll be passionate about user experience and will be closely monitoring the industry to bring new […]