One door closes and another opens. What’s really neat is when the transition happens quickly and smoothly.
And so …. I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the Wall Street Journal as Deputy Bureau Chief of its New York Corporate Bureau, starting April 12. Keith Kelly of the New York Post wrote up an item about my new gig in today’s Media Ink column.
This is a new bureau that was formed this January to oversee reportage of big companies such as General Electric, IBM, Procter & Gamble, and several big beats, including telecommunications, New York retail and fashion, and recruiting and management.
“We formed the New York corporate group to focus on the importance and raise the visibility of the main corporate beats that the Journal covers. This group will also help to strengthen the cooperation between Newswires and Journal reporters,” said Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Company and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, announcing the formation of the bureau.
I will be reporting to Bureau Chief Andrew Dowell, and have a few big priorities:
1. Supervising telecom coverage as a writer and editor
2. Helping to beef up coverage of big tech companies in the region such as IBM, EMC and RIMM
3. Covering New York’s entrepreneurial scene of startups and venture capitalists
4. Helping to beef up WSJ.com’s Digits blog through editing and reporting
I loved working at BusinessWeek for the last decade. And now I am stoked to join the Wall Street Journal at this unique time. Under New Corp., there’s a lot of energy and excitement pulsing through the newsroom as the Journal pursues an ambitious expansion. I hope to play one small part in making a great place even greater. Onward . . .