WSJ Combines Tech Bureau and Media & Marketing Group

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The Wall Street Journal is combining the NY tech bureau with the Media & Marketing group. From the memo via Editor and Publisher:

”The tech group oversees a broad swath of coverage, with particular focus on telecom, internet and cable. Increasingly, though, the business models of those industries are being transformed as lines blur between content and distribution. And so Comcast makes a bid to buy Disney, AOL tries to change its DNA from an internet-service provider to an advertising company, and what we used to call a phone company is now piping broadband and televised programming into millions of homes.”

Almar Latour, who was previously the head of the New York tech group, will become Managing Editor of WSJ.com. Richard Turner, presently the head of the Wall Street Journal’s Media and Marketing, will oversee the new and combined bureau.

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