Report: Thomson Could be Out at Times of London

The Guardian is reporting that the board of The Times of London is set to meet next week to appoint a new editor to replace Robert Thomson. One executive told The Guardian the appointment of a new editor would happen "by the end of next week."

Next Thursday, Rupert Murdoch will be in full control of The Wall Street Journal and Mr. Thomson has long been mentioned as the potential next publisher of the paper since News Corp. announced its takeover bid. If Mr. Thomson is replaced as an editor in London then everything seems perfectly timed for a quick move to the World Financial Center.