‘Wall Street Journal’ announces editorial management restructuring

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New York—Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, Thursday announced “significant changes to the editorial leadership” in a memo to the news staff.

The primary change is the creation of a National, International and Enterprise Team, reporting directly to Thomson, who was named managing editor of the Journal last month, succeeding Marcus Brauchli.

Thomson announced that, effective July 7, Matt Murray will become national editor, overseeing U.S. general and corporate news; Nikhil Deogun will become International Editor, with oversight of the Journal’s global network of bureaus and correspondents; and Mike Williams will oversee “a broadened Page One.”

“The troika, who will become deputy managing editors, will sit close together in what could prosaically be called a ‘news hub,’ thus streamlining commissioning and editing decisions and giving them a central role in the production and presentation of copy for the paper and the Web site,” Thomson said.

In another move, Mike Miller is being promoted from deputy managing editor to senior deputy managing editor. He will continue to oversee the Journal’s features sections.

Thomson closed his memo to the staff by saying, “Most news organizations in the U.S. and around the world are in retreat, but Dow Jones is expanding its reporting resources, rapidly developing its digital content and providing journalism of the highest integrity to an ever larger audience in The Wall Street Journal.”

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