AJR  The Beat
From AJR,   March 2003

Wright On    

MSNBC.com hires its former managing editor, Dean Wright, as its new editor in chief.

By Kathryn S. Wenner
Kathryn S. Wenner, a former AJR associate editor, is a copy editor at the Washington Post.     

Dean Wright returns to MSNBC.com as editor in chief of the Web site he helped launch in 1996. Wright, 52, succeeds Merrill Brown, who resigned last June and is now senior vice president at RealNetworks. Wright spent almost three years at America Online, most recently as senior director for programming integration, after four years as managing editor at MSNBC.com. "I'm a newsman at heart," Wright says. "It's always been my ambition to lead this operation," which has about 90 editorial staffers. "I want to keep doing the very best in online original journalism."