Interesting to see, via Romenesko, that Thomson Reuters has hired Eric Effron as editor for law of the new Thomson Reuters Professional News Center. Effron is the former editor and publisher of Legal Times, the former ALM-owned Washington, D.C., legal newspaper that ALM recently folded into its national legal newspaper, The National Law Journal.

Effron was hired by Stephen Adler, the editorial director of Thomson Reuters Professional Division, who was formerly editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer magazine, which is also owned by ALM. Adler left that magazine to join The Wall Street Journal in 1988, well before ALM’s current owners took over. Adler later moved to Business Week, where he was editor-in-chief.

Effron left Legal Times in 1998. He was most recently executive editor of The Week.

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