WSJ makes changes on corporate beats

WSJ makes changes on corporate beats

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Wall Street Journal business editor Jamie Heller sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:

Hello,

I’m excited to announce more moves and opportunities in Corp.

Collin Eaton joins the Houston energy team to cover shale companies. He previously wrote about U.S. energy markets for Reuters, delivering market-moving scoops. Prior to that, he covered energy for the Houston Chronicle, where he won a business reporting award from the Texas AP managing editors for a project on meth use in the oil patch. He also wrote about banking and finance for the Houston Business Journal. He reports to Miguel Bustillo.

Also within the Houston bureau, Chris Matthews takes on coverage of the major oil companies, including Exxon and Chevron. With the Journal for eight years, Chris has covered risk and compliance and law out of New York and more recently shale in Houston. He has been a critical contributor to our coverage over the past year on the limits of shale. He will continue reporting to Miguel.

Elizabeth Koh joins the Seoul bureau to cover Samsung and global tech. She joins us from the Miami Herald, where she covered Florida state politics, health care and the occasional hurricane. Her work at the Herald spurred the state’s First Lady to push for emergency funds to address mental-health issues following 2018’s Hurricane Michael, while her reporting on healthcare lobbying on an assisted living facility prompted a restoration of safeguards. She reports to Tim Martin.

Nicole Nguyen is joining us as personal technology columnist. Nicole has been at BuzzFeed News for the past five years covering how technology companies’ products and policies affect people’s lives. In addition to testing all kinds of gadgetry, Nicole has written about Amazon’s reviews ecosystem, prompting inquiries from legislators and consumer advocacy groups. She has covered the many ways data is mishandled and how social media companies are trying to curb outrage and harassment. She will work closely with senior personal technology columnist Joanna Stern and report to Wilson Rothman.

Newley Purnell is taking on a new beat in Hong Kong covering tech across Asia with an emphasis on U.S. titans’ battles in some of the world’s most populous markets. For the last several years, Newley has written from New Delhi about how Apple, Amazon, Uber, WhatsApp and other big tech outfits are targeting the next billion users. He has revealed ways new technology is affecting consumers’ lives from India to Indonesia. Newley joined the Journal in 2014 in Singapore and worked in India from 2016 until earlier this year. He reports to Neil Western.

Jenny Strasburg is taking up a new beat covering cyber crimes, based in London. She’ll cover the new cyber threats that companies, governments and individuals face, working closely with the Journal’s technology and intelligence reporters around the world. Jenny joined the Journal shortly before the financial crisis. On our finance team she has covered topics ranging from hedge funds and markets regulation to big banks and sprawling insider-trading schemes. In recent years she has covered Deutsche Bank, bringing readers insights into investigations, executive turmoil and the bank’s Russia dealings. She reports to Chip Cummins.

Patrick Thomas has joined the Management & Careers bureau to cover business education and the M.B.A. Patrick has spent the last year writing about breaking business and finance news as a real-time reporter and has helped out with larger projects, including our investigation into the pricing and marketing of broadband. He joined the Journal in the summer of 2018 as an intern in the New York Corporate Bureau. He reports to Lynn Cook.

In San Francisco, we’ve had some beat shifts as well, several in place for some time now. Yoree Koh is now covering kids and technology as well as general tech news. Betsy Morris is covering Twitter and disinformation. Deepa Seetharaman has been focusing on tech and politics and policy. Georgia Wells is covering Bytedance and TikTok in partnership with Asia colleagues, as well as Snap and uses and abuses of social media broadly. I’m sure you have seen some of the impactful work they have been doing in these important areas.

Meanwhile, we have some openings. In Los Angeles, we are looking for another entertainment reporter to help us cover industry changes sparked by streaming. Our tech bureau is looking for a reporter to cover surveillance and privacy. And I am looking for a deputy.

If you are interested in joining or moving within Corporate, or know of anyone who might be, please reach out to us!

Thanks and best,