New Yorkâ€”Robert Thomson has been named editor in chief of Dow Jones & Co. and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal
. He succeeds Marcus Brauchli, who resigned from his position as managing editor. Thomson was previously publisher of Dow Jones, a position he had held since December, following News Corp.â€™s acquisition of Dow Jones. Prior to that, he was editor of The Times of London
. He will oversee the news section of The Wall Street Journal
and the editorial operations of Dow Jones News Wires.