Wall Street Journal business editor Dennis Berman sent out the following staff announcements on Tuesday:
Please join in congratulating Marcelo Prince and Lex Kaptik in their new official roles as Deputy Business Editors of the combined Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.
As many of you know from working directly with them, Marcelo and Lex are without match– helping craft and lead our best stories about companies and business. Each has proven expert at managing the demands of journalism on multiple platforms, which is key as we adapt to our readers’ rapidly-changing tastes. Most important, they have earned the respect and trust of editors and reporters here in the U.S. and abroad.
Both Marcelo and Lex will be focused on our many platforms, with growing attention to mobile. Lex will take the lead in the mornings, getting our day started online and working with our new real-time desk. Marcelo will continue his leadership role producing the Marketplace section for both iPad and in print.
As part of these changes, the Corporate News Desk is renamed the Business News Desk and will report to Marcelo. Both Marcelo and Lex will report to me.
A congratulations is in order for Scott Austin, who is named Senior Technology Editor (@scottmaustin). As you have seen from our groundbreaking wireless calculator, Scott is adept at building complex projects. Scott will be working closely with our invigorated tech effort in San Francisco, while crafting a few new tech surprises. He will continue to be responsible for editing tech stories, from urgents to Extras, here in New York.