Wall Street Journal Launches MoneyBeat, the Global Blog on Finance, Markets and Deals

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NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal announced today the launch of MoneyBeat, the Journal's new blog dedicated to global finance, markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

MoneyBeat is a unique destination for readers interested in money and markets, wherever they are around the world. Drawing from the Journal's global pool of reporting and unparalleled financial expertise, MoneyBeat explains, critiques and analyzes the biggest trends and news stories in finance, markets and deal-making.

The new blog brings together six of the Journal's most widely read blogs, including MarketBeat, The Source, Overheard and all the Deal Journals across the globe, into a single, integrated hub of news and analysis.

The blog's tone, content and writing style are designed to complement the Journal's outstanding financial coverage by delving deeper into the world of markets and finance and bringing out the personalities behind the news, from deal-makers to hedge fund giants and private-equity titans.

"MoneyBeat is a one-stop shop for everybody interested in finance and markets, no matter where they are around the world," said Gerard Baker, Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal. "With its vast network of journalists and editors, the Journal is uniquely positioned to deliver lively, round-the-clock news and analysis from the U.S., Asia and Europe. MoneyBeat is an indispensable companion for anybody who cares about markets and finance."

MoneyBeat is overseen by former Deal Journal and MarketBeat editor Stephen Grocer (@StephenGrocer) and anchored by round-the-clock reporting from some of Dow Jones' best-known reporters and editors around the world, rotating every day through Hong Kong, London and New York.

The team includes: European Editor Phillipa Leighton-Jones (@PhillipaLJ) and David Cottle (@DCottleDJN) in London, David Benoit (@DaveCBenoit), Paul Vigna (@PaulVigna) and Steve Russolillo (@SRussolillo) in New York, Gillian Tan (@GillianTanAU) in Sydney, Shefali Anand (@ShefaliAnand) in Delhi, and Isabella Steger (@WSJISI) in Hong Kong, among others. The blog also harnesses the reporting resources of other Dow Jones publications, including MarketWatch and Financial News.

In addition to reported stories and analysis, MoneyBeat's regular features include:

  • Regular columns from Wall Street Journal Financial Editor Francesco Guerrera (@guerreraf72), David Weidner (@DavidWeidner), Jason Zweig (@JasonZweigWSJ) and Ron Barusch;
  • An accompanying print column called "The Big Number" written by a rotating MoneyBeat contributor and appearing on Mondays in the U.S. edition of the Money & Investing section;
  • A morning MoneyBeat email in three editions: U.S., Europe and Asia. Each email includes a breakfast briefing column, getting readers ready for the opening of the trading day in each region, and links to the most important markets, finance and M&A stories each day;
  • #Worldstream video hits, as well as clips from WSJ Live's MoneyBeat program (formerly called 'Markets Hub') hosted by Paul Vigna with Steven Russolillo and David Benoit;
  • Perspective on the euro-zone crisis from London-based Journal reporter Charles Forelle (@CharlesForelle) and Brussels bureau chief Stephen Fidler (@StephenFidler1);
  • A weekly MoneyBeat Week podcast every Friday looking back at the stories that moved the markets and how they will impact markets in the future.

To visit MoneyBeat, please go to: wsj.com/moneybeat

About The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is America's largest newspaper by total average circulation with nearly 2.3 million subscribers and 36 million global digital visitors per month. In recent years, The Journal has expanded its core content offering to include coverage of the arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and personal health, building on its heritage as the leading source of business and financial news. Published by Dow Jones, one of the world's largest news gathering operations with 2,000 journalists in more than 50 countries, the Wall Street Journal now spans 12 editions in nine languages, engaging readers across newspapers, websites, magazines, social media, and video. The Journal holds 35 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

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