The Wall Street Journal
Doug can write lengthy narratives and breaking news stories equally well, at the highest standards. During seven successful years with BusinessWeek and Bloomberg he built sources and goodwill among VCs, startups and tech vendors. Other journalists have done that, too. Here's what sets Doug apart.
With all the investments being made in its tech and video content, it's easy to forget about the Wall Street Journal's special reports.
For a while there it was looking pretty grim for the Wall Street Journal, but even with all the changes at the Journal, one thing that hasn't is how to get coverage. It's important to remember that WSJ "tech edit" is more than the revitalized San Francisco bureau.
We saw The Social Network win Oscars. There are shows now like The Big Bang Theory that really glorify geek culture that win a million Emmys. You have Shark Tank, a show that’s kind of like American Idol for angel investing. It’s become apparent to me that technology is at the center of pop culture in this country right now...
--Randi Zuckerberg in an interview with Vanity Fair, Nov. 2012
The Wall Street Journal entered the reality TV business this week with the launch of the first annual "WSJ Startup of the Year" contest.