OLD Media Moves

WSJ hires reporter to cover newspapers

April 30, 2008

Shira Ovide, who has been covering the media industry for Dow Jones Newswires, will now cover newspapers for The Wall Street Journal, according to an internal memo.

Wall Street JournalDow Jones assistant managing editor George Stahl of Dow Jones writes, “I am pleased to announce that Shira Ovide will be joining The Wall Street Journal as a media reporter with a focus on newspapers. Her last day at Newswires will be Friday.

“Shira has been the Newswires’ media reporter for 20 months. During that time, she has focused on the industry’s transition away from traditional outlets and into a new digital universe; detailed an increasingly challenged and consolidating newspaper industry; and broken news on the leveraged buyout of Clear Channel, a deal she’s covered for 18 of her 20 months here. We are grateful for those efforts. We, of course, will miss Shira’s dedication, as well as her readiness to tackle whatever was assigned to her. We wish her all the best in her new role.”

Ovide has been with Dow Jones since August 2006. She is a graduate of Haverford College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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