NEW YORK CITY — Greater New York, The Wall Street Journal’s new standalone section, launched today with former DJNF interns managing coverage, editing copy and reporting stories. The section is dedicated to coverage of and commentary on the New York City metropolitan area and includes local real estate, city and state politics, crime and courts, education, health, arts and culture and sports.

Mitra Kalita, 1995 DJNF business reporting intern at the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass., is senior deputy editor. Wade Lambert, a 1983 copy editing intern at the Boston Globe, is deputy editor and Monica Williams, a 1986 Temple high school workshop participant, is a news editor. Barbara Martinez, secretary of the DJNF’s board of directors and a 1991 editing intern at The Wall Street Journal, reports for the section.

See Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief, announcing the launch and Mitra Kalita discussing the scoops.