Wall Street Journal promotes online editor

As online publishing gains importance at newspapers around the world, the Wall Street Journal has announced the merger of its print and online newsrooms, and new titles for six senior managers, including:

Bill Grueskin, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal Online, has been named deputy managing editor for news. In his role, Mr Grueskin’s mission is to draw on the news resources at Dow Jones to ensure that each edition of the Journal — Online, Asia, Europe or the US — is getting the right content at the right time, without detracting from our core commitment to the long-form, deeply reported narrative and analytic journalism that defines the Journal.

He will oversee a melding of the online and print Journals and a rethinking of how we approach and produce news. The combined news desks will report to him, as will the South Brunswick news teams under assistant managing editor Alan Anspaugh. In addition, Bill will oversee our US bureaus and work with bureau chiefs to ensure we are pioneering in the ways we cover news from the field.

The Journal is, of course, the current takeover target of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

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