Gordon Crovitz

Co-CEO and Co-Editor-In-Chief

Journalist and Executive – Former publisher, editorial board member and opinion columnist for The Wall Street Journal, board member of Business Insider, editor or contributor to books published by the American Enterprise Institute and Heritage Foundation, founder of Factiva and co-founder of Press+

Areas of particular expertise: Technology policy (wrote WSJ “Information Age” column, 2008-16); legal affairs (wrote WSJ “Rule of Law” column, 1986-1991); Asia (editor and publisher of the Far Eastern Economic Review, Hong Kong, 1991-1996); global economics, trade and defense (founding editorial page editor of WSJ Europe, Brussels, 1982-1984)


  • Co-Founder in 2018 of NewsGuard, Inc, which rates the reliability of news and information websites
  • Interim CEO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the largest K-12 education publisher in the U.S., 2016-17
  • Partner, NextNews Ventures
  • Columnist, “Information Age” for The Wall Street Journal, 2008-2016
  • Member, Board of Directors of public companies: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Marin Software
  • Member, Board of Directors of private companies: Business Insider, Blurb, and Spirited Media
  • Member, Board of Directors of the American Association of Rhodes Scholars
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations


  • Co-founder: Journalism Online, LLC, conceived in 2009 to create a new, viable business model for journalism to flourish online. More than 500 newspaper and magazines launched their paid content initiatives on Journalism Online’s Press+ platform. The company was sold to RR Donnelley in 2011
  • Member, Board of Directors of public companies: Dun & Bradstreet
  • Member, Board of Directors of private companies: ProQuest, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Factiva
  • Publisher, The Wall Street Journal and Executive Vice President of Dow Jones and President, Consumer Media Group, 2006-2007
  • President, Dow Jones Electronic Publishing, 1998-2006
  • Founder and chairman, Factiva, 1999
  • Vice President for Strategic Planning & Development, Dow Jones, 1997-1998
  • Chairman, Dow Jones Asia; Managing Director, Asia of Telerate, Hong Kong, 1996-1997
  • Editor and Publisher, Far Eastern Economic Review, Hong Kong, 1992-1996
  • Assistant editor and editorial board member, The Wall Street Journal editorial page, 1981-1992
  • Founding editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, 1982-1984
  • Columnist, “Rule of Law” for The Wall Street Journal, 1986-1991
  • Co-editor, The Fettered Presidency: Legal Constraints on the Executive Branch (American Enterprise Institute, 1989)
  • Contributor, The Imperial Congress: Crisis in the Separation of Powers (Heritage Foundation, 1989)
  • Wrote magazine articles for Commentary, National Review and Reason magazines
  • Frequent speaker, Federalist Society, 1986-1991
  • Summer Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell law firm, 1985
  • Co-founder, Chicago Journal newspaper, 1976-1980
  • Graduate of The University of Chicago with law degrees from Oxford University and Yale Law School