WSJ Makes Changes to Newsroom

Page One gets an overhaul.

The Wall Street Journal has made a few changes to Page One. There will now be two separate Page One groups — news and enterprise.

Journal editor Gerard Baker explained in a memo the reason for the change:

Page One has been the embodiment of our finest journalism for decades. But as its very name implies it is a print construct. Despite some important and memorable digital work in recent years, its operations and structure have become steadily less well-suited to the demands of digital news. We need to continually improve both the news and enterprise functions of Page One for all platforms of The Journal.

As part of the overhaul, Alex Martin, previously Page One editor, has been named editor of news. Matthew Rose, previously the Journal’s Washington bureau deputy chief, will serve as editor of enterprise.