DMA 13: DETROIT

WDIV Makes Digital News Appointments

Graham Media Group’s NBC affiliate on WDIV Detroit (DMA 13) on Wednesday announced the appointments of Dustin Block to the newly created role of digital executive producer and David Bartkowiak to managing editor of WDIV’s ClickOnDetroit.

Block will work across WDIV/ClickOnDetroit editorial, marketing, social media and commercial teams to “develop new digital platforms that deepen user and viewer engagement and provide new opportunities to commercial partners,” according to WDIV. His first day is April 25.

Block brings 18 years of multimedia journalism experience to the station. He joins WDIV from MLive where he was the expansion market editor for the Detroit and Lansing markets and then was promoted to statewide life and culture editor. Prior to arriving in Detroit, Block was the regional editor for the seven Milwaukee area Patch.com sites and the founder of the hyper-local news website, RacinePost.com.

Bartkowiak moves into the managing editor position after five years as an online news editor/web producer for ClickOnDetroit. A graduate of Michigan State University, Bartkowiak is currently a Master of Science candidate in information architecture and user experience design at Kent State University.

As managing editor, Bartkowiak will be responsible for overseeing and integrating news and editorial content across all of WDIV’s digital platforms, and helping chart long-term digital strategy for the organization. He will start his new position immediately.


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