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Wall Street Journal Publisher L. Gordon Crovitz '86 To Speak May 1

On Tuesday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, L. Gordon Crovitz ’86 will give a Dean’s Program on the Profession talk titled "Lawyers, the Media and Efficient Markets."

Crovitz is executive vice president of Dow Jones & Company, publisher of The Wall Street Journal and president of the Company's Consumer Media Group. He is responsible for the Company’s media operations serving consumers, including The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal Online, Barron’s and Barron’s Online, MarketWatch and the company’s other web properties as well as television, video and audio, and the Company’s SmartMoney and Vedemosti joint ventures.  He is a member of the Dow Jones executive committee.

Prior to assuming his present position in February 2006, Crovitz served as senior vice president of Dow Jones and president of the Electronic Publishing group, where he was responsible for the Company's Dow Jones Newswires, Financial Information Services, Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Consumer Electronic Publishing businesses, which included The Wall Street Journal Online, Barron’s Online and MarketWatch. In 1999, Crovitz was a founder of Factiva, the Company’s joint venture with Reuters, which is now No. 1 in its market, from No. 3 in 1999. 

Crovitz won a Gerald Loeb Award for business commentary in 1990 and first-place awards for commentary in the New York State Bar Association's competition from 1987 to 1991.  He is co-editor of The Fettered Presidency and numerous articles.  In 2004, he was named one of the top 10 business innovators by the New York Executive Council.

Crovitz is a graduate of the University of Chicago. He earned a law degree at Wadham College, Oxford University, as a Rhodes scholar, and a doctor of laws degree from Yale University Law School in 1986.