Top WSJ Editor Stepping Down as Murdoch Moves In
Posted on Apr 21, 2008
Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Marcus Brauchli is said to be leaving his post after 24 years at the paper—an unexpected development that media-watchers are attributing to conflict over new owner Rupert Murdoch’s plans for the newspaper.
Time via Gawker:
Brauchli (pronounced Brock-lee) started at Dow Jones as a copyreader in 1984 and rose through the ranks from foreign correspondent to global news editor, overseeing the paper’s successful Asian and European redesigns in 2005. He was named to the paper’s top job almost exactly a year ago, replacing Paul Steiger, who had held the job since 1991. Brauchli received a standing ovation in the newsroom when his appointment was announced and was viewed as someone who would safeguard the paper’s credibility in the face of Rupert Murdoch’s ultimately successful attempt to purchase Dow Jones.