Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wall Street Journal "pushes enterprise, data, ‘immersive storytelling’"

From Capital New York:
The Wall Street Journal is making moves to ramp up its enterprise coverage.

Managing editor Gerard Baker announced several appointments that "will strengthen our investigations team, enhance our data-reporting resources and advance our push into immersive storytelling so that we can broaden and extend our storytelling capacity in the emerging digital era," he wrote in a memo posted online by The Journal's P.R. team.

Mike Siconolfi has been named investigations editor, "forming a new group that will combine our existing teams of investigative reporters and data reporters under one roof," Baker wrote. "As part of its mandate, the team will interact closely with editors and reporters across the entire news organization, with a charge to deepen the investigative and data skills of the entire staff."

Siconolfi's team will include an "enhanced data journalism effort that will be led by Tom McGinty and Rob Barry," according to Baker. "Expanding our data reporting capability in a data-rich age is a priority, and Tom and Rob and their team will be working with all of you to deepen our data literacy."...MORE
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