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International Business Times hires Wall Street Journal’s John Crowley as editor-in-chief

International Business Times has named The Wall Street Journal’s John Crowley as its new editor-in-chief for the UK division.

He will start his role on 29 March and report directly to co-founder and managing director of IBT Media for EMEA, Dev Pragad.

Crowley has held roles at The Wall Street Journal for six years, most recently serving as digital editor EMEA, where he managed the output across the title. Prior to this he served as associated news editor at the Daily Mail, and held roles at the Daily Telegraph.

“John is a world-class editor who thrives on the dynamism of the ever-changing modern media landscape,” said Pragad. “He’s a terrific shaper of stories, a great communicator and a pioneer of digital innovation. His hire represents a significant step forward in our evolution and we are thrilled to have him join us.”

“He is the ideal leader to take us to the next level,” added global editor-in-chief, Peter S. Goodman. “His dedication to exploring stories using all the digital tools, plus his truly global perspective will yield terrific and engrossing journalism. We are greatly excited to gain his talents and vision."

IBT Media has made a slew of senior leadership hires recently, with the appointment of Justin Evans as director of strategy, Simon Phillips as director of digital product for its EMEA operation and Greg Witham as its first chief operating officer for EMEA to spur the business's global growth.

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