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Jonathan Krim to Join Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive
Arlington, VA - Dec. 9, 2005 — Jonathan Krim, a longtime editor and reporter for print and online publications, has been named Director of Strategic Initiatives of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (WPNI), CEO and publisher, Caroline H. Little, announced today.
Krim moves to WPNI from the newsroom of The Washington Post, where for the past four and a half years he has been a reporter covering technology issues. Prior to joining the Post, Krim was executive editor of TheStreet.com, an online financial news and commentary publication based in New York.
Krim spent the bulk of his journalism career as a senior editor at the San Jose Mercury News in Silicon Valley. At various times during his 16 years in San Jose, he supervised business and technology news, local and state news, and investigative projects. Coverage that he guided won Pulitzer prizes in 1986 and 1990.
"Jonathan brings a unique combination of entrepreneurial savvy, journalistic background and web experience that matches well with our plans for growth," said Little "He'll be a great asset to the company."
Krim's first area of focus at WPNI will be to help the company grow its online local audience through editorial and commercial initiatives.
"This is a wonderful challenge and opportunity," Krim said. "I can't wait to get started working with the great talent across the Post company's divisions and properties, to help us serve and excite more readers and advertisers."
Krim is married to journalist Joyce Gemperlein, and the couple has one daughter. He begins his new duties in late January 2006.
Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is the online publishing subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO). Its mission is to develop the company's editorial products and businesses on the Internet and across all electronic content delivery platforms. WPNI's flagship products include washingtonpost.com, Slate, Newsweek.com and BudgetTravelOnline.com. The company is headquartered in Arlington, VA.