‘WSJ’ Gets New ‘Business of Life’ Editor

By: E&P Staff

The Wall Street Journal has tapped assistant managing editor Edward Felsenthal to oversee all “Business of Life” coverage in the newspaper, including the Personal Journal, Weekend Journal, and the upcoming Pursuits section of the Weekend Edition, which will launch on Sept. 17. Felsenthal replaces Joanne Lipman, who will leave the paper following the launch of the Weekend Edition to start a new business magazine for Conde Nast.

Felsenthal will maintain his current title as assistant managing editor for news strategy at The Wall Street Journal, and will be editor in chief of Personal Journal, a section he helped found in 2002, as well as of Weekend Journal and Pursuits.

He began his career at the Journal in 1992 covering legal affairs and was the paper’s Supreme Court correspondent in Washington from 1996 to 1998.
Lipman spent the past eight years overseeing the Weekend Edition and Personal Journal.

The past two years, Journal reporters have won Pulitzer prizes for health care coverage, including stories appearing in Personal Journal.

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