In the wake of page one editor Alix Freedman’s exit, the Wall Street Journal has promoted “from within the luxuriant ranks of [its] home grown talent,” as managing editor Robert Thomson put it in an internal memo today.
Deputy managing editor and former China bureau chief Rebecca Blumenstein has been promoted to page one Read More
off the record
It’s Day Two at the e-G8 tech summit in Paris, and the main event is a standing-room-only panel going on now (8:52 a.m. New York time) about disintermediation (“Is the Internet Relaunching or Killing the Media?”), featuring Arthur Sulzberger of The New York Times and Robert Thomson of The Wall Street Journal. Interestingly enough, from the audience’s perspective, Mr. Read More
The e-G8 tech summit sponsored by French President Nicolas “No Sleep ‘Til Tripoli” Sarkozy kicked off Tuesday in Paris, and a few hours into it Off the Record found Robert Thomson, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and close friend of Rupert Murdoch, outside the main white tent in the Tuileries Garden. Mr. Thomson Read More
Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list is out today. Here we have both of New York’s broadsheet editors and no ties.
The New York Times’ Bill Keller edged out the Wall Street Journal‘s Robert Thomson at #26, but Mr. Thomson finished right behind him at #27. VF notes that Mr. Thomson never misses Read More
Robert Thomson writes a typically Thomsonian memo this afternoon — guess what! he uses the word panglossian! — to announce the news of Deborah Needleman’s new appointment at WSJ.
From: Thomson, Robert
To: WSJ All News Staff
Sent: Tue Jul 27 11:01:44 2010
Subject: Deborah Needleman
I am delighted to announce Read More
Working For the weekend
Robert Thomson announced this morning that he has tapped former Domino editor Deborah Needleman, who has lately been working on a weekend lifestlye section for his Wall Street Journal, to run WSJ., the Journal‘s glossy.
Ms. Needleman replaces Tina Gaudoin, who ran WSJ. since it launched in 2008 until this summer, when she Read More
Who will grab the reins of Robert Thomson’s glossy, WSJ.? Memo Pad has a short list of names to replace editor Tina Gaudoin, who will resign from her post after closing the September/October issue. She is moving to Europe to be closer to her husband and work on fashion coverage for the Read More
The Journal has responded to The Times‘ cease-and-desist letter over the “Not Just Wall Street. Every Street” ad campaign. The Journal said, in words more bitter than this, essentially: Stuff it.
And if you thought The Times‘ letter was catty? Well, this raises the ante a bit more. And even though the letter is signed by Read More
Wall Street Journal editor Robert Thomson played softball this weekend in Central Park. He got a clean single up the middle. He also scored a run. According to an internal Journal email, the game was rather lopsided: The Journal defeated Bloomberg 26-1.
Here’s the recap:
From: Ng, Serena
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:06 Read More
There’s a lovely excerpt from Sarah Ellison’s forthcoming book–War at the Wall Street Journal–on the Vanity Fair website. It details how Marcus Brauchli awkwardly tried to work with Rupert Murdoch and how Robert Thomson, an old friend, replaced him.
Just as Mr. Murdoch was taking over, it was Mr. Thomson who told Mr. Brauchli he should Read More