Former Harper's editor to lead WSJ. MagazineOctober 18, 2012
The Wall Street Journal named Kristina O'Neill as editor of its luxury lifestyle publication WSJ. Magazine. Ms. O'Neill was most recently executive editor of Harper's Bazaar magazine. She replaces Deborah Needleman, who was recently named editor of New York Times Co.'s NYT +0.64% T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
"The appointment of Kristina, one of America's most talented editors, marks a new phase of the exponential evolution of WSJ.," said Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Co. and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal.
News Corp. (NWSA, NWS.AU, NWS) owns Dow Jones & Co., publisher of this newswire and The Wall Street Journal.
The company also named Ruth Altchek to the newly created role of editorial director for WSJ Weekend, where she will oversee the Off Duty lifestyle section and WSJ. Magazine. Ms. Altchek joined the Journal as a news editor in 2010 and has served as editor of Off Duty since August 2011.
Ms. O'Neill will report to Ms. Altchek.
WSJ. Magazine last month unveiled plans to increase its frequency for the fourth time since launching as a quarterly publication in September 2008. WSJ. Magazine will publish 11 issues in 2013, up from 10 issues this year, and another issue will be added in 2014.
News Corp. said in June that it will separate its publishing business from its film and television divisions in a move that will split some of the world's biggest media brands into two distinct public companies.
News Corp.'s Class A shares rose 1.3% in recent trading to $25.08. The stock is up 41% so far this year.
Source: Press Release