More changes at WSJ
Elyse Tanouye was named deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal on Friday, replacing Alix Freedman, who earlier in the day was named page one editor.
Also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Tanouye will be charged with the Journal’s efforts to maintain and extend the paper’s reputation for accuracy and fairness. Tanouye has been the Journal’s corporate editor since April 2008. In her new role, she will report to managing editor Robert Thomson.
Tanouye has been at the paper since 1991, starting in Money & Investing and then moving to the health group where she was a reporter and a contributor to the Pulitzer-winning coverage of the AIDS crisis. She became chief of the Health and Science bureau in 2001 and since then has overseen competitive coverage of the huge shifts in the pharmaceutical and health-insurance industries. She also spearheaded the Health Blog and has been involved in several other joint print/online ventures.
In addition, Dennis Berman, currently deputy bureau chief of Money & Investing, will become Corporate Editor, succeeding Tanouye. He will oversee news about companies, management and strategy, technology, media and marketing and the art of business. erman joined the Journal in 2001 and is one of the editors who shared the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism for a series on corporate scandals.
Rick Brooks, currently deputy editor of Money & Investing, will become senior deputy editor of the section.
“Dennis is a legendary reporter who will bring energy and deep knowledge to his new role, which is at the very heart of the paper. Rick, a talented and wise editor, will work closely with Francesco Guerrera, our new Editor of Money & Investing,” said Thomson in a statement.
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