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WSJ Law Blog Introduces Jacob Gershman as New Lead Writer

The Wall Street Journal introduced the "Law Blog" in January 2006, and it has remained a terrific source of information ever since. Although they are now ubiquitous, blogs connected to mainstream publications were still fairly novel when the Law Blog was launched. The Law Blog's continued success and popularity undoubtedly helped pave the way for the dozens of interesting blogs now maintained by the WSJ.  

JacobGershmanToday, the Law Blog introduced a new lead writer, Jacob Gershman (pictured left), and announced that Joe Palazzolo will now pursue a new role covering national legal affairs for the WSJ. Palazzolo had been the lead writer of the Law Blog since October 2011.

To recap, the Law Blog lineage looks like this:

  • 2006 to 2009: The Law Blog was written by Peter Lattman and edited by the WSJ's Ashby Jones. The WSJ did not have a law bureau at the time, so the Law Blog served as the newspaper's primary source of legal coverage for several years.

  • 2009: Lattman left the Law Blog to cover hedge funds for the WSJ (and later moved on to The New York Times' DealBook blog), and Jones became the lead writer.

  • October 2011: After writing 4,400 posts for the Law Blog, Jones moved on to cover national legal affairs for the WSJ, and Palazzolo took over as lead writer.

  • January 2013: Palazzolo will now cover national legal affairs for the WSJ, and Gershman becomes lead writer of the Law Blog.

Thanks to Joe Palazzolo for his great work on the Law Blog, and welcome to Jacob Gershman as he takes the reins of this important publication in the blogosphere.

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 2, 2013 at 04:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)


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