WSJ Editor's Resignation Is Criticized By Committee

What You Should Have Read, April 30, 2008

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WSJ Editor's Resignation Is Criticized By Committee

Once again, The Wall Street Journal finds itself in the awkward position of reporting on itself, this time about the shock expressed by the special committee established to oversee The Wall Street Journal's editorial integrity that it was not informed earlier that the newspaper's managing editor, Marcus Brauchli, had been pressured to resign. The five-member special committee was created as a condition of News Corp.'s agreement to acquire Dow Jones & Co. last year. The body is responsible for safeguarding Dow Jones's editorial independence and integrity. The committee said it relayed its concerns to officials at News Corp., which in December acquired Dow Jones, publisher of the Journal. The officials pledged to keep the committee "thoroughly informed" during the search for Mr. Brauchli's successor, the committee said.
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