WSJ’s Shapiro joining Time as deputy editor
Eben Shapiro, the global arts editor for The Wall Street Journal, is leaving the newspaper to become deputy editor of Time magazine.
In an email to the staff on Tuesday, Time editor in chief Nancy Gibbs and Time digital editor Edward Felsenthal wrote:
An experienced, creative and entrepreneurial leader, Eben comes to us from The Wall Street Journal, where he has served most recently as Global Arts Editor, overseeing culture coverage on all platforms. A former business reporter for The New York Times and entertainment industry reporter at the Journal, he went on to become business editor of Newsweek before returning to the WSJ to co-launch Personal Journal. He also launched the Journal’s Review and Arena sections. Eben’s sharp eye, collegial manner and commitment to quality ensure that he will quickly feel right at home. (At this point his prowess at Karaoke remains unknown, though having gone through school in Minneapolis with Prince, he has promise). The breadth of his interests and experience will help him shape our coverage in all areas and on all platforms, including our most ambitious multimedia projects for 2017.
The Journal recently cut its standalone Personal Journal section and has cut back on its feature content.
At the Journal, Shapiro covered the tobacco industry, the big entertainment mergers of the mid-90s and the intersection of the Internet and the media. From 1989 to 1992, he worked at The New York Times, covering computers, tobacco and marketing in New York and food industries and marketing in Chicago. Previously, Shapiro served as managing editor of the Twin Cities Reader in Minneapolis.