As the former Publisher of The Wall Street Journal, Executive Vice President of Dow Jones and President of its Consumer Media Group, Crovitz has been active in digital media since the early 1990s. Crovitz led the growth of The Wall Street Journal Online to one million paying subscribers, making WSJ.com the largest paid news site on the Web.
While at Dow Jones, he launched the Factiva business-search service and led the acquisitions of the CBS MarketWatch website, VentureOne database, Private Equity Analyst newsletter and online news services VentureWire (Silicon Valley), e-Financial News (London) and VWD (Frankfurt).
In 2009, Crovitz co-founded the Press+ software e-commerce and data company that enables more than 500 news publishers around the world to generate digital subscription revenues for access to their digital products such as mobile versions and websites. Press+ was acquired by RR Donnelley.
Crovitz is a member of the board of directors of Business Insider, Dun & Bradstreet, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Marin Software and Blurb. He formerly served on the boards of Factiva, ProQuest and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
His investments in early-stage news, information and software companies include Betaworks, Business Insider, Quid, Rumble, SkyGrid, SocialChorus, Social Median (sold to Xing), Skift, Watchup, Wiser and YieldMo.
He writes the weekly “Information Age” column for The Wall Street Journal.