Dustin Block has been named to the newly created role of digital executive producer and David Bartkowiak has been named managing editor of ClickOnDetroit at Detroit-based WDIV-Local 4 (Channel 4).
In this role Block, left, will work across editorial, marketing, social media ,and commercial teams, helping them to grow audiences and revenues by developing new digital platforms that deepen user and viewer engagement and provide new opportunities to commercial partners.
Block, of Grosse Pointe Woods, brings nearly 20 years of multimedia journalism experience to the station. Previously, he worked at 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. As managing editor, he 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.
Bartkowiak, of Livonia, is a graduate of Michigan State University. He is a Master of Science candidate for Information Architecture and User Experience design at Kent State University.