WSJ.com is getting a makeover

Tracy Corrigan, who has been promoted to Wall Street Journal digital editor, “will soon embark on a redesign of the look and feel of WSJ.com,” says a memo from editor Gerard Baker.
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He also announces that Stephen Wisnefski has been promoted to Real-Time News Editor and “will lead the creation later this year of a single global real-time news desk, bringing the WSJ.com home-page management team and the Dow Jones Newswires copy desk under unified leadership.”

Read Baker’s memo after the jump.

From: Baker, Gerard
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:03 PM
To: WSJ All News Staff; Newswires_USERS
Subject: New Digital Leadership

I’m delighted to announce two new senior appointments that will firmly put digital and real-time news at the center of our integrated newsroom: Tracy Corrigan is promoted to Digital Editor and Stephen Wisnefski is promoted to Real-Time News Editor.

In his new role, Steve will lead the creation later this year of a single global real-time news desk, bringing the WSJ.com home-page management team and the Dow Jones Newswires copy desk under unified leadership. Steve will be the principal digital and real-time news advocate in the newsroom, overseeing nearly 100 real-time editors in New York.

Steve most recently served as the Newswires senior editor in the Americas and also oversaw FX Trader. A native of Chile who grew up in Wisconsin, he joined Dow Jones Newswires in 1997 as a correspondent in São Paulo. During his time with the company, he has served as Brazil bureau chief, Latin America editor, Chicago bureau chief and head of commodities and energy coverage. He will report to Matt Murray.

As Digital Editor, Tracy is tasked with leading the expansion of our flagship digital publication and overseeing development of WSJ.com, mobile platforms, social media, and premium digital initiatives. She and a team of colleagues will soon embark on a redesign of the look and feel of WSJ.com.

Tracy has a rich experience in the digital domain. She was previously the editor of FT.com and most recently oversaw the digital and print editions of The Wall Street Journal in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, The Wall Street Journal Deutschland, as well as Financial News. Prior to that, she was an assistant editor and columnist at the Daily Telegraph and held several senior roles at the Financial Times, including news editor and editor of the Lex column. She worked as a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in London from 1989 until 1990. She will report to Almar Latour.

Please join me in wishing both Tracy and Steve the best of luck in their important new roles.

Gerry

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