John Crowley named new editor for the UK edition of International Business Times
Most recently, Crowley served as Digital Editor EMEA at The Wall Street Journal, and before that Associate News Editor at the Daily Mail
LONDON, UK – February 24, 2016 — International Business Times, a fast growing digital global news publication owned by IBT Media, today announced that John Crowley has been named as the new Editor-in-Chief for the UK edition.
Crowley will oversee the UK edition of IBT Media’s flagship title as of March 29th and will be based out of IBT Media’s newly expanded Canary Wharf office.
Most recently, Crowley served as Digital Editor EMEA at The Wall Street Journal where he managed the output across the title. He will report directly to Co-Founder and Managing Director of IBT Media for EMEA, Dev Pragad.
“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.”
“I am thrilled to be joining International Business Times at an exciting point in its development as a global business news organisation. Like any editor, I want us to break more exclusives and get refreshing new angles on stories, but as the media landscape changes before our eyes, I also want to explore innovation and new ways to tell stories,” said Crowley.
International Business Times in the UK is the second largest edition of IBT globally and Crowley joins a growing team. In recent weeks, IBT Media has made significant hires to strengthen its corporate management team and hired Justin Evans, as Director of Strategy, and Greg Witham as its first Chief Operating Officer for EMEA to help steer its continued growth.
“We sought a leading figure in digital to accompany us on our journey to become the most trusted source of information, and John’s track record in news, his deep grasp of and passion for the digital media landscape makes him the perfect leader for our flagship brand in this critical market,” added Pragad.