“A memo [via Poynter] from Washington Post editor Marcus Brauchli has revealed that the publication is reorganising, ‘in anticipation of the impending integration of our print and digital news operations’. Brauchli emphasises that the changes reflect the Post’s commitment to great reporting and journalism,” the EditorsWeblog reports.
Having separate newsrooms ‘has reached the end’, James Brady, WaPo’s site editor, has said following the appointment of Marcus Brauchli as executive editor.
A final decision is yet to be made, adds Brady, but a merger has been discussed ‘conceptually’ with Brauchli.
Brauchli, who left the WSJ in April, will become the Washington Post’s new executive editor in September.
He will replace Leonard Downie.
Former Times editor Robert Thomson has been appointed editor-in-chief of Dow Jones and managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, succeeding Marcus Brauchli.
An op-ed to be published in today’s Journal, will see Thomson admit he made mistakes in his involvement with Brauchli’s departure.
Brauchli, who took on the position last May, will become a consultant to News Corporation.
“Following the change in ownership of Dow Jones and the Journal, I have concluded the time is right to consider new career possibilities,” Brauchli said in the release.
“I revere the Journal and hold my colleagues here, both old and new, in the highest regard. There isn’t a better team in journalism, and I will greatly miss working with them on a daily basis.”