The "metabolism of news production at the Wall Street Journal has gone way up," says Almar Latour, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal Online in this interview with Beet.TV

I sat down with Almar on Tuesday afternoon in the press room of the D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad, California.

He explained the paper's evolution to real time reporting and publishing. 

Could be that the increase in news production is part of the big online traffic growth of 160 percent in April over the same period last year.

The paper's integration of its print and online reporting staff will accelerate with the new newsroom being readied  in Midtown Manhattan at the News Corp building. The move will be completed over the next few weeks. 

So how does this real time reporting sit with Journal staffers?  I overheard one veteran Wall Street Journal reporter remark to a colleague, it's "back to the future, I'm a wire service reporter again."  I don't think he was grumbling.

Almar and Gabe Rivera

Almar.gabe Here's a shot of Almar and Techmeme's Gabe Rivera in the halls of the Four Season Resort Aviara where the D: All Things Digital conference took place earlier this week.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

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