I am in New York today with some of my “Business Reporting” students. We visited BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal’s online operations, and the Bear Stearns trading floor.
While at BusinessWeek, I learned that longtime chief of correspondents Jim Ellis has a new job. He is now the Ideas and Opinions Editor, which means he oversees all of the columns in the magazine.
The new chief of correspondents is Joe Weber, who has been the Chicago bureau chief. Weber will remain in the Chicago bureau.
Ellis was a temporary editor of the editorial page for the past seven months, so the change is nothing new for him. He had been chief of correspondents for more than a decade.