Tampoco es que durante esta semana se hayan producido muchas noticias en el mundo del periodismo económico y las que ha habido no han causado demasiada sorpresa. Ahí tienen a Rupert Murdoch nombrando a Robert Thomson máximo responsable editorial (managing editor) no sólo de The Wall Street Journal sino de todas las publicaciones de Dow Jones (editor in chief), en sustitución de Marcus Brauchli :
Por otro lado, la recién fusionada Thomson Reuters ha anunciado el despido de 150 periodistas en los próximos meses, la mayoría de ellos en Europa: "When two similar and once competing organizations come together, there is natural overlap and duplication in coverage", ha afirmado David Schlesinger , editor in chief de Reuters.
Although many names internal and external were bandied about in news reports, Mr. Murdoch evidently felt that he already had the right candidate in Mr. Thomson. He had strong journalistic credentials -- he had also run the U.S. edition of the Financial Times for four years -- along with international experience: He had been a correspondent in Asia in Tokyo and Beijing for years.
More importantly, Mr. Murdoch could trust him to implement his vision for the paper. Aside from the six years working together on the London paper, the two men have much in common, though Mr. Thomson is 47 and Mr. Murdoch 77. Both are Australian natives, have Chinese wives and are raising young children. They have vacationed together and even share the same birthday, March 11.
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