We just caught up with Robert Thomson, who, it was just announced, will be the newspaper’s next managing editor, on the phone. “I feel privileged,” he said. “I’m looking forward with much excitement to making the Journal, and its news wires, which is the greatest news organization in the world, even greater.”
He will move down to the newsroom’s ninth floor tomorrow, and will take over chief editing duties over the paper immediately.
Read the Journal‘s own breaking account of the story here; bonus choice moment from Martin Peers’ account:
Which, of course, we’ve been harping on around here.
Much more to come in the next few days.