OLD Media Moves

Q&A with Deal Journal writer

March 8, 2007

Dana Cimilluca, who left Bloomberg News to work for the Wall Street Journal and start its Deal Journal blog, was interviewed by Dealbreaker.com’s Bess Levin about his new job.

Here is an excerpt:

Dana CimillucaThe Journal‘s a great publication but are you just planning on riding on daddy’s coattails?
No, we don’t plan to ride daddy’s coattails; we actually plan on riding Dealbreaker’s, so please keep mentioning us in your posts.

How did the reformatting of the Journal to a considerably slimmer width affect you, if at all?
We think that by making the paper more readable and accessible, the redesign will draw more readers to all parts of the Dow Jones empire, including the (free) deals page (blogs.wsj.com/deals).

Will you be reviewing former JP Morgan analyst Dana Vachon’s upcoming novel, Mergers and Acquisitions?
Since I feel an affinity with all other male Danas, I certainly will read his book and in all likelihood write about it too.

Do you feel pressure to compete with the Mergers and Acquisitions section of Dealbook? They do some nice stuff over there. If you and Andrew Ross Sorkin met in a dark alley on the Lower East Side, what would be the outcome?
We might share a cab and let him expense it.

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