Felsenthal most recently helped launch Al-Monitor, a news site that covers the Middle East. He has also consulted for companies such as UStream. Felsenthal was a co-founder of The Daily Beast in 2008, and he served as its executive editor. He was also a reporter and deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal.
In a memo announcing the moves, Martha Nelson wrote that Felsenthal is “a true digital leader.”
The full note from Nelson and Rick Stengel is below.