OLD Media Moves

Editor named to coordinate coverage among Dow Jones operations

July 9, 2008

Gabriella Stern has been named senior editor for global news coverage for Dow Jones Newswires, according to an internal e-mail from Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson and Neil Lipschutz, the managing editor of of Dow Jones Newswires.

Gabriela SternIn this role, she will serve as the senior Newswires editor on the central news desk being formed to shape collective coverage of the most important stories and foster improved cooperation among print, Web and Newswires journalists at Dow Jones around the world.

Thomson and Lipschutz wrote, “She will work closely with central desk colleagues from The Wall Street Journal franchise and other Dow Jones products, and she will supervise other Newswires editors who will be assigned to this desk in New York and remotely from Europe and Asia. She will continue to report to Neal Lipschutz. To assume these important new duties, Gabriella will return to New York from Singapore early in 2009.Â

“Gabriella is ideally suited to the role. She is a superb journalist who has worked in high-level editorial positions around the world for Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. Since mid-2006, she has served as Newswires Senior Editor for Asia-Pacific, overseeing more than 250 editorial staff in 20 bureaus across 15 countries. From mid-2000, she served as Senior Editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Based in London, she supervised nearly 300 editorial staff in 30 countries. In both positions, Gabriella brought intense energy, a demand for constant editorial improvement and innovation, and a commitment to meeting the needs of Newswires’ professional readers.

“Gabriella joined Dow Jones in 1991 as a reporter in the Pittsburgh bureau of The Wall Street Journal, where she covered banking and consumer products. Named deputy bureau chief in Detroit in 1994, she moved to New York in 1997 as a news editor for the Money & Investing group. In 1998, Gabriella became news editor in New York for the Journal’s health and science group. She earned a B.A. in English and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Yale University.”

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