EFE Dow Jones News Goes Live; Local Market Veterans Appointed to Lead Editorial Team

18 November 2008

Dow Jones & Company, a News Corporation company (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV), and Spain’s Agencia EFE today launched the new EFE Dow Jones News service, a joint Spanish-language news service for financial professionals, corporations, media, institutions and private investors in Spain.

EFE Dow Jones News is a real-time newswire service that offers Spanish-language local news, in-depth analysis, commentary and an unmatched level of coverage on small- and mid-cap companies. It is produced by a team of specialist financial news reporters based in Madrid, supported by a team of more than 5000 global and regional reporters from Dow Jones and EFE. The service will combine the best of EFE’s vast network of bureaus delivering coverage on Spain and Spanish organisations, with global news and analysis provided by Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. EFE Dow Jones will provide global, round-the-clock coverage of economic events as they happen, directly in Spanish.

EFE Dow Jones also announced today that Daniel de la Puente has been appointed news editor of the new joint service. Based in Madrid, de la Puente joins EFE Dow Jones from Spanish energy utility Unión Fenosa. Also joining the new EFE Dow Jones News service from EFE is Jaime Jiménez, who was appointed assistant news editor and is based in Madrid.

“This new service combines our strengths in local, regional and global reporting to provide the Spanish financial community with a new degree of exclusive, insightful and authoritative business news,” said Clare Hart, executive vice president, Dow Jones & Company, and president, Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group. “We’re committed to strategically expanding our editorial presence in the world’s most important financial centres by increasing our coverage of local markets in local languages. Bringing these two powerful news organizations together allows us to better provide our Spanish-language customers with the information they need to make profitable decisions, faster.”

“The new EFE Dow Jones News is one of the first services to provide worldwide and real-time economic and financial news in Spanish.” said the president of EFE, Álex Grijelmo. “We are all very excited by today’s launch and have worked very hard over previous months to ensure that we appointed the strongest possible team. Both Daniel and Jaime bring with them extensive knowledge of the local market and considerable depth and breadth of experience that will enhance the service we offer.”

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