Barron's Implements Editorial Staff Changes to Continue Growth Momentum of

Forsyth Named Editor-In-Chief of; Bartalos Rejoins as Editor; Kimelman Becomes Executive Editor

| Source: Dow Jones & Company

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barron's today announced editorial staff changes that will aid in continuing the growth momentum of ( and increase traffic and subscriptions to the site. is part of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which also includes, and

Randall W. Forsyth has been named editor-in-chief of Mr. Forsyth, who has served as editor of the site since 2006, will continue to write his popular online column, "Up and Down Wall Street Daily," which covers the financial markets and the economy. He also writes "Current Yield," a weekly column covering capital markets for the print edition of Barron's.

Greg Bartalos rejoins Barron's as editor of, following his most recent role as assistant managing editor of Yahoo! Finance, a position he held since 2006. He previously served as senior editor of In his new role, Mr. Bartalos will oversee editorial content for the site, as well as online community-building initiatives and's relationships with other sites. He will report to Mr. Forsyth.

John Kimelman, managing editor of, has been promoted to executive editor, reporting to Mr. Bartalos.

Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Bartalos and Mr. Kimelman will work closely to continue to add content and features to enhance the overall user experience.

"We're delighted to have Greg rejoin us," said Ed Finn, editor and president of Barron's. "Randy, Greg and John are extremely talented editors who consistently deliver the insight and analysis readers have come to expect from Barron's." has more than 150,000 paid subscribers, up 21% in the past year, and recently generated record traffic with more than two million monthly visitors in November, according to Omniture data.

Prior to joining, Mr. Forsyth was an assistant managing editor of Barron's magazine, a position he held since 1998. He was responsible for the magazine's Market Week section and for developing story ideas and editing articles appearing throughout the magazine. Mr. Forsyth joined Dow Jones in 1980 as a reporter for the Capital Markets Report newswire. He then moved to Barron's as a reporter and became capital markets editor in 1984.

Prior to joining Dow Jones, Mr. Forsyth was an assistant editor with the Bond Buyer and a writer for Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Forsyth graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree in economics. He is also the past president of New York Financial Writers' Association.

Most recently, Mr. Bartalos was assistant managing editor of Yahoo! Finance in New York, a position he held since 2006. He joined Yahoo! Finance in 2005 after serving as senior editor of for four years. Previously, Mr. Bartalos served as managing editor and an editorial consultant for Individual Investor Online from 1998-2001. He was also a reporter for Bloomberg News and Institutional Investor. Mr. Bartalos began his career at Competitive Media Reporting as an audio editor.

Mr. Bartalos graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Prior to joining in March 2004 as a senior editor, Mr. Kimelman was a markets editor and mutual funds editor at He also worked at American Banker as senior editor and investment products editor and freelanced for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, Crain's New York Business, and Bloomberg Wealth Manager.

Mr. Kimelman received a bachelor's degree in history from Clark University, a master's in journalism from Northwestern University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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