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.”
off the record
A man’s home may be his castle, but for Wall Street Journal readers, home is Mansion, the newspaper’s aspirationally titled Friday shelter section, which debuted last week. Because houses are all well and good, but, given the choice, aren’t mansions better?
“We all like to think of our home as a mansion, even if it is a humble abode, and we all have the license to aspire, so we have created Mansion to be the home of both aspiration and real estate realization,” WSJ managing editor Robert Thomson said in a statement announcing the launch.
The section bears a subhead with a quote from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that is uttered by the titular heroine about midway through the play.
“O, I have bought the mansion of a love, But not possess’d it,” reads the subhead.
Evelyn Rusli is leaving the The New York Times to become the West Coast technology correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Rusli has been writing about Wall Street and technology for DealBook, Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Times’ business blog, since 2010.
Big Swinging Pods
Who doesn’t want a giant ferris wheel in the middle of Staten Island?
We’re assuming this is the exact inquiry Mayor Michael Bloomberg demanded of his administration after talking with an investment group interested in erecting this enormous asset.
Gina Chon, The Wall Street Journal reporter whose Iraq courtship emails with ambassadorial nominee Brett McGurk (now her husband) were leaked on Cryptome last week, has resigned.
“Gina Chon agreed to resign this afternoon after acknowledging that while based in Iraq she violated the Dow Jones Code of Conduct by sharing certain unpublished news Read More
conflicts of interest
In the wake of the News of the World phone hacking saga, News Corp. appears to be serious about cleaning up its act.
Andrew Langhoff, publisher of The Wall Street Journal Europe, resigned yesterday after an internal inquiry revealed that Journal editorial content could have been influenced by a business-side relationship, reports the New York Times.
The paper’s circulation department had an arrangement with Netherlands consulting firm Executive Learning Partnership, which it had featured twice in its “Special Reports” section, in October 2010 and March of this year.
Fox News was the first broadcasting network to rollout the breaking news ticker on 9/11, so it’s not exactly surprising that News Corporation is ahead of the game again. Following The Wall Street Journal’s launch of WSJ Social on Sept. 20, more news organizations will unveil similar ‘Facebook editions’ at Read More
The Wall Street Journal announced Sept. 20 the beta launch of WSJ Social, a Facebook news application that allows users to read, share and comment on content within Facebook.
“It’s an app that will live on Facebook,” said Daniel Bernard, digital product chief of the Journal’s digital network, at a launch party Sept. 19. Read More
For the past year or so, The Observer, along with the rest of the press corps, has been chronicling the city’s, and the press corps’, reaction to our burgeoning bicycle culture. The Post, obviously, has been highly critical, to say the least, if not downright damnatory. The News has, understandably, followed suit. Even The Times has been playing against type, turning its back on its pinko-brownstone readership to criticize everything from a–gasp–European-style bike share program to streets czarina JSK (rhymes with DSK!).
Oil those gloves: the softball season of Manhattan’s typically nebbishy and not entirely athletically inclined media and arts institutions is now underway. What is in theory a casual morale-building exercise can result in either a yielding of institutional pride or a sad display of negligible athletic skills. Or both.
Recently, two high-profile News Corp. properties Read More