The Wall Street Journal is making changes to its newsroom in order to keep its print product “strong and vibrant.”
Those words come via a memo from Journal editor Gerard Baker, who has tapped Bob Rose as print editor, a new role at the paper.
Rose most recently served as the Journal’s New York bureau chief. Rose worked for the Journal from 1985 to 2004, and then rejoined the paper in 2011.
“Bob will be directly accountable to me—and to our readers—for ensuring that the print Journal, the nation’s largest, remains indispensable,” wrote Baker, in the note to staffers. “And even as we drive The Journal further into the digital age, we need a print paper that is an engaging, informative—and increasingly complementary—daily digest of the most important news to our readers.”
“By better organizing our resources and focus, Bob and his team will be positioned to build on the work that’s been done to improve the paper in recent years and further enhance the print product with stronger designs and visuals, a better mix of stories and a streamlined production process that both allows for cleaner lockups and better management of breaking news,” added Baker.