Jonathan Krim Will Head The Wall Street Journal‘s San Francisco Bureau

Jonathan Krim (Photo via Twitter).

Jonathan Krim (Photo via Twitter).

Jonathan Krim has been named the technology Editor and San Francisco Bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, announced a memo that went out this afternoon. The appointment seems to be part of the Journal‘s stratedgy to ramp up their tech coverage.

“The Journal’s unrivalled global reach makes us uniquely placed to produce the most comprehensive, lively and authoritative reporting of this most important business section,” the newsroom memo said. “From breaking news in real time on some of the best-known companies in the world to providing the most insightful analysis of where tech is headed to providing fast and in-depth reporting on tech finance and innovation, Jonathan will lead an expanded team to ever greater journalistic dominance.”

Just this past February, Mr. Krim was promoted from acting editor to editor at MarketWatch, where he spent the past two years. Mr. Krim covered the Bay Area tech scene during his 17 years at the San Jose Mercury News. 

Full memo below:

I’m delighted to announce that Jonathan Krim is appointed Technology Editor and San Francisco Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones.

In his new role, Jonathan will lead our global coverage of technology and drive expansion of tech readership around the world. The Journal’s unrivalled global reach makes us uniquely placed to produce the most comprehensive, lively and authoritative reporting of this most important business sector.  From breaking news in real time on some of the best-known companies in the world to providing the most insightful analysis of where tech is headed to providing fast and in-depth reporting on tech finance and innovation,  Jonathan will lead an expanded team to ever greater journalistic dominance.

Jonathan is an experienced journalist with a rich background in technology and general news coverage. He spent 17 years at the San Jose Mercury News in Silicon Valley, where, among other roles, he oversaw business and technology coverage.  Among his many successes, he led prize-winning coverage of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos’s international finances and the northern California earthquake of 1989.  He also covered technology policy for The Washington Post.

Jonathan is a digital innovator and has successfully managed major online publications. Most recently, he oversaw Marketwatch, where, during his two-year tenure, site visits increased nearly 50%. Prior to his stint at Marketwatch, Jonathan was Deputy Managing Editor for washingtonpost.com and Senior Deputy Managing Editor for WSJ.com.

Jonathan will report to Dennis Berman, Business Editor for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal.