OLD Media Moves

WSJ.com launches Seib & Wessel

November 13, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal launched Tuesday a new page on WSJ.com, Seib & Wessel, showcasing the journalism of Gerald F. Seib and David Wessel, two of the Journal’s most senior Washington journalists.

The page features the weekly columns that Seib, the Journal’s Washington bureau chief, and Wessel, economics editor, write for the Journal, as well as their daily analysis of politics and economics, video interviews, including the weekly “DC Bureau” show on WSJ Live, and more.

“With the U.S. election over, the next act of the continuing drama in Washington begins –and the entire world will be watching to see what comes next,” said Seib in a statement. “While Washington is our base, the focus of Seib & Wessel will be broad, both domestic and global. David will concentrate on his specialties, economics and economic policy, and I’ll concentrate on mine, politics and foreign policy.”

Added Wessel: “We’re excited about experimenting with new ways to share our reporting and analysis, both breaking news and putting the news into perspective for our readers in the U.S. and abroad.”

Seib, who joined the paper in 1978, writes a weekly column, Capital Journal. Earlier this year, he won the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to business and financial journalism. With former Journal colleague John Harwood, he is the author of “Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles in Backroom Power.”

Wessel joined the paper in 1984 and writes Capital, a weekly column on the economy. He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes. Wessel is the author of two best-sellers, “Red Ink: Inside the High Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget,” and “In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic.”

Both will continue in their current positions and will be assisted in the new venture by Wall Street Journal editor Kate Milani.

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