Austin moves to business side of WSJ
Scott Austin, senior deputy bureau chief in San Francisco at The Wall Street Journal, has been named senior vice president of media partnerships at The Journal and Dow Jones.
He will remain in San Francisco.
“It’s an exciting and challenging time for media,” he wrote on Twitter. “We are continuously adapting to new tech platforms that distribute content to vast audiences—while preserving, protecting and investing in our great journalism.”
Austin joined Dow Jones in 2000 as a spot-news wires reporter covering, among other things, IPOs that were going poof as the tech nuclear winter set in.
From 2006-2011 he managed VentureWire, while also writing a venture capital column for MarketWatch and a venture funding column for the Journal.
From 2011 to 2014, he was tech editor on the Corporate/Marketplace desk, editing and driving stories and packages including the widely shared WSJ Wireless Calculator and the Billion-Dollar Startup Club.