OLD Media Moves

Blumenstein named new ME of WSJ.com

June 9, 2009

Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson sent out the following announcement to the paper’s staff Tuesday afternoon:

“I’m delighted to announce that Rebecca Blumenstein will become Managing Editor of WSJ.com, replacing the Asia-bound Almar Latour. Rebecca was bureau chief in China, before returning to New York last December as International News Editor. In her short stint at the desk, she has shown the genuine leadership necessary for a rather rapid promotion to one of the most important positions at Dow Jones. There is no doubt that much of our future will be digital and that the coming few years will be crucial for our online operations, in the U.S. and far beyond.

“Before moving to China in 2005, Rebecca ran the paper’s New York Technology Group, overseeing coverage of upheaval in the telecommunications industry.  She has worked for the Journal since 1995, when she joined as a reporter in the Detroit Bureau. Rebecca will report to Alan Murray and will take up her new position later in the summer. You can articulate your congratulations digitally by tweeting Rebecca or even by talking to her.”

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