A guest lecture by Bill Grueskin
Dean of Academic Affairs; Professor of Professional Practice
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Tuesday 15 January 2013, 18:00-20:00 Upper Library Level
DEREE – The American College of Greece Aghia Paraskevi Campus- 6 Gravias Street
To reserve your place, please contact Ms Maria Kritikou via e-mail: mkritiko[email protected] or telephone: 210 6009800 ext. 1210
Bill Grueskin is currently the Dean of Academic Affairs and a Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is former deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online, the largest subscription news site on the Web. Grueskin began his journalism career in 1975 as a reporter and editor at the Daily American in Rome, Italy. After completing graduate school, he worked as a reporter and editor at the Baltimore News American and The Tampa Tribune. In 1985, he moved to The Miami Herald and eventually became city editor, where he oversaw the paper’s local coverage of Hurricane Andrew. The paper’s overall coverage of the storm won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for public service. Grueskin joined The Wall Street Journal in 1995 as an editor of Page One; he was named deputy Page One editor in 1998, responsible for such coverage areas as the changing stock market, welfare reform, race and business, and the internet economy.
In June 2001, he was named managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online. He oversaw the staff in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. During his tenure at The Online Journal, the number of subscribers doubled to more than one million. The site also introduced numerous features, including blogs, interactive graphics, podcasts and a robust video platform. In 2007, he was named deputy managing editor/news for the Journal, overseeing 14 domestic news bureaus, and combining the print and online news-editing desks in New York and New Jersey.
In May 2011, Grueskin co-authored “The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism,” a report that examines online traffic and engagement patterns, emerging news platforms, pay walls, aggregation and new sources of revenue. Grueskin has also lectured internationally about ethics in new media. He has served on various community boards, and also has served as a Pulitzer Prize juror in the public-service and features categories.