OLD Media Moves

WSJ names video deputy

August 17, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Alan Murray, the deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and executive editor of its online operations, sent out the following staff announcement on Friday afternoon:

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Scheffler as Real-Time Deputy of Video.

In this new position, Mark will edit “WSJ WorldStream,” the Journal’s new video platform powered by reporter-shot clips from around the world, and will work with video news managers Julie Iannuzzi, Shawn Bender, Joanne Po and our hub teams, especially Erin White and other Real Time Deputies, to identify coverage opportunities for shows and news-feature packages. He will continue to report to Shawn with a dotted line to Christine Glancey.

The creation of this position is a milestone in the expansion of video at the Journal and a recognition that sharp, real-time news reporting and analysis are central to continuing the successful development of WSJ Live. And Mark is eminently qualified for the assignment.

Since joining the Journal a year ago, he has worked with Shawn to create long-form video features, including the “Europe at the Brink” documentary, and to expand the footprint of the Journal’s mobile-video reporting unit, its team of iPhone-equipped journalists whose clips and packages have become a distinctive feature of WSJDN. Prior to that, he was in charge of video at the GlobalPost, where he produced stories from nearly 60 countries, developed content for its broadcast-TV partners, including PBS NewsHour and CBS, and created its award-winning “On Location” program. Before joining the Journal, he shot a wide array of video stories for us as well as the New York Times and for two years was a staff reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business. He has written for Slate, Salon and the Huffington Post and was a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune Magazine.

Please join us in congratulating Mark.

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