WSJ Brings Web Designers, Coders Into Newsroom

A new focus on digital and mobile.

The Wall Street Journal is bringing web designers and coders into its newsroom. According to a memo from managing editor Gerard Baker, the moves are “a very important step forward in our growth as a digital newsroom.”

As part of the integration, the paper has made a couple staffing changes. Details are below.

  • Katharine Bailey has been named head of news initiatives. Bailey most recently served as general manager for WSJ digital. She has been with Dow Jones since 2008.
  • Che Douglas has been named head of newsroom digital design. He previously served as WSJ digital’s art director. He’ll report to Bailey.