OLD Media Moves

Changes made to Barron's Web staff

January 15, 2009

Barron’s announced Thursday some editorial staff changes to its Web site operation that it hopes will increase subscriptions and traffic.

Randall W. Forsyth has been named editor-in-chief of Barrons.com. Forsyth, who has served as editor of the site since 2006, will continue to write his popular online column, “Up and Down Wall Street Daily,” which covers the financial markets and the economy. He also writes “Current Yield,” a weekly column covering capital markets for the print edition of Barron’s.

Greg Bartalos rejoins Barron’s as editor of Barrons.com, following his most recent role as assistant managing editor of Yahoo! Finance, a position he held since 2006. He previously served as senior editor of Barrons.com. In his new role, Bartalos will oversee editorial content for the site, as well as online community-building initiatives and Barrons.com’s relationships with other sites. He will report to Forsyth.

John Kimelman, managing editor of Barrons.com, has been promoted to executive editor, reporting to Bartalos.

“We’re delighted to have Greg rejoin us,” said Ed Finn, editor and president of Barron’s, in a statement. “Randy, Greg and John are extremely talented editors who consistently deliver the insight and analysis readers have come to expect from Barron’s.”

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