The news of Brauchliâs pending resignation was first reported on Timeâs Web site. A spokeswoman for Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Journal, had no comment on the report.
Brauchli, who has been with the Journal since 1984, was named managing editor in April 2007 and took charge the following month. According to WSJ.com, Robert J. Thompson, publisher of the Journal, may fill in for Brauchli on an interim basis.
News of Brauchliâs pending departure came on the same day that the Journal unveiled a new look, with the front section exclusively devoted to national and international news and the âMarketplaceâ section carrying corporate news. The Op-Ed section has been expanded to three pages.
In recent months the Journal has been running fewer business stories on its front page.