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'WSJ' Confirms, and Details, Major Editorial Re-Alignment

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'WSJ' Confirms, and Details, Major Editorial Re-Alignment

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Reports surfaced on Tuesday, confirmed in spades this morning, as The Wall Street Journal announced major changes in its editorial structure "that is aimed at better positioning the Journal to benefit from theprofound changes sweeping the news business," it said in a release.

"This new organizational change will fully complete the integration of the Journal's print and online news operations and will simplify ourinternational news structure, at a time when the company is expanding and has a stronger presence worldwide."

Editors will take on their new roles starting in July.

Marcus W. Brauchli, the new managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, succeeding Paul Steiger, said in a statement that "simply to maintain our standing, we must adapt to constant change."

He added, in a memo to staffers: "These are large changes. I know it will take some time to digest them. But this is a strong team and I look forward to working closely with all of them and all of you. I am confident they will position us to be maximally competitive in a fast-changing world, and enable the Journal to thrive and best serve our readers in print and online."

The key organizational changes in the Journal's news operations include the following, according to the release, as outlined below.

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-- Bill Grueskin, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal Online, has been named deputy managing editor for news. In his role, Mr. Grueskin's mission is to draw on the news resources at Dow Jones to ensure that each edition of the Journal -- Online, Asia, Europe or the U. …

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