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New York Times’ Social Media Editor Moves to Wall Street Journal

Liz Heron is leaving her position as The New York Times’ Social Media Editor and heading to the rival Wall Street Journal. She will be the Journal’s Director, Social Media and Engagement.

Heron tweeted about the change, “The news is bittersweet, as I’ll miss my colleagues at @nytimes, for which I have the utmost respect. But thrilled for challenges ahead.”

In a memo to the Journal’s staff, Raju Narisetti said, “In her current job as a Social Media editor at The New York Times, Liz defined its overall social media sensibility, and established new ways of storytelling, gathering news and distributing journalism using social tools…  Liz also developed strategies for innovating on new platforms such as Google+, and set standards for individuals and desks when it came to using Twitter and Facebook for journalism.”

Her first day at the Journal is April 9.

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