NEW YORK, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Jones & Company, a News Corporation company (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV), today announced that Al Lewis, the award-winning editor/columnist, blogger and television commentator for The Denver Post, has joined the Dow Jones Newswires editorial team. Mr. Lewis will begin his duties on June 30 and will write a wide-ranging new business column that offers an unconventional perspective on business, companies and the people who run them. "Al Lewis will make an impressive addition to our roster of talent," said Neal Lipschutz, senior vice president and managing editor, Dow Jones Newswires. "He combines a thorough knowledge of business and finance issues with a personal and entertaining style. We are confident his commentary will provide real value to our customers." Mr. Lipschutz continued, "The addition of columnist Al Lewis is representative of our commitment at Dow Jones Newswires to increase our investment in relevant, timely and insightful financial and business news and analysis. This comes at a time many other news organizations are cutting back. Our global commitment to grow, including in a variety of languages, also is demonstrated by the recent acquisition of Betten Financial News BV, the Dutch- language news service." Prior to joining Dow Jones, Mr. Lewis was a columnist and business editor for The Denver Post. Prior to that, he reported on business for the Rocky Mountain News. He also served a business editor for The Gazette in Colorado Springs and editor and reporter at The Amarillo Globe-News in Texas. He has won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers "Best in Business" award for columns published in both 2007 and 2006. Lewis has a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois and a bachelor's degree in political science and journalism from MacMurray College. ABOUT DOW JONES Dow Jones & Company (www.dowjones.com) is a News Corporation company (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; www.newscorp.com). Dow Jones is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Its Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Dow Jones Client Solutions, Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Financial Information Services. Its Local Media Group operates community-based information franchises. Dow Jones owns 50% of SmartMoney and 33% of STOXX Ltd. and provides news content to radio stations in the U.S.
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