Liz Heron Heron: 'Thrilled for challenges ahead' Credit: New York Times
The New York Times's social media editor Liz Heron is moving to the Wall Street Journal to become its director of social media and engagement.

Heron, who gave a keynote speech at's news:rewired conference in London last month, announced the move on Twitter.

"Excited to announce I'm joining @WSJ as director of social media and engagement," she wrote.

"The news is bittersweet, as I'll miss my colleagues at @nytimes, for which I have the utmost respect. But thrilled for challenges ahead."

Previously, Heron was the innovations editor for foreign and national security at the Washington Post, and a trends producer at ABC News.

In her news:rewired talk, she discussed how the New York Times taps into social networks for newsgathering, and uses social media for creative distribution and community engagement.

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