Elyse Tanouye has been named to the new Wall Street Journal position of content development editor. “An initial project will focus on building a WSJ e-book line with News Corp.’s Harper Collins, following on from the successful publication last month of our ebook on Pope Francis,” says editor Gerard Baker’s memo.
Tanouye has been the paper’s deputy managing editor for standards and ethics since 2011. (Will that position be filled, WSJ?)
From: Baker, Gerard
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 2:25 PM
To: WSJ All News Staff; Newswires_USERS
Subject: An Editor To Reach New Audiences
As technology advances and demand for reliable information grows apace, we face proliferating opportunities to expand our audience and increase the range of ways in which we interact with it. The most dynamic news organizations will seize those opportunities and dominate the media landscape.
To help us achieve that goal, I am pleased to announce that Elyse Tanouye is appointed to a new role as Editor, Content Development, leading efforts to broaden our journalism’s reach and impact through books, e-books, television and film, events, and specialized web projects. An initial project will focus on building a WSJ e-book line with News Corp.’s Harper Collins, following on from the successful publication last month of our ebook on Pope Francis.
Elyse is admirably equipped to achieve these objectives, having been an invaluable member of the Dow Jones news staff for 25 years. She has served as Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Ethics since 2011 and previously she was the Corporate Editor, tasked with transforming the Marketplace section to focus on business news and features. As the health and science bureau chief, Elyse led reporters whose health coverage in print and online won multiple awards. She was part of a team of reporters and editors who won recognition for their coverage of breakthroughs in AIDS therapies in the mid-1990s.
Elyse joined Dow Jones in 1988 and in addition to her unrivaled news experience, she also has an MBA, making her that rare thing in our world: a journalist who knows how to run and grow a business!
Please join me in congratulating Elyse on her new role.