OLD Media Moves

WSJ revives Capital Journal column

November 12, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal will revive its weekly Capital Journal column in all editions including online beginning Tuesday. Jerry Seib, executive Washington editor for the Journal, will be the featured columnist.

Jerry SeibSeib began the Capital Journal column on March 10, 1993, and wrote it on a weekly basis until he was named Washington Bureau chief nine years later. The column was stopped in 2004. Capital Journal will bring insight and analysis, buttressed by both real-time reporting and context gleaned from Seib’s 25 years in Washington, to both political and foreign-policy issues of the day.

“Capital Journal’s mission will be to explain to readers, clearly and concisely, what is happening, what it means, and what comes next, in the worlds of both politics and national security,” said Seib. “The goal is to cast an analytical and experienced eye on Washington, to bring new information and insights to the table though independent and fresh reporting, and to help readers feel they understand the forces behind the sometimes baffling twists in Washington and capitals around the world.”

Seib joined the Dallas bureau of the Journal as a reporter in 1978. He transferred to the Journal’s Washington bureau in 1980 and covered the Pentagon and the State Department. In 1984, he and his wife, Journal reporter Barbara Rosewicz, were transferred to Cairo to cover the Middle East. They returned to the Washington bureau in 1987 where he has covered the White House and reported on diplomacy and foreign policy. In December 1992, he became a news editor responsible for the Journal’s national political coverage from Washington and around the country.

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