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News Corp (NYSE: NWS). is continuing to remake the editorial and business leadership of the Wall Street Journal, and has now internally anno…

News Corp (NYSE: NWS). is continuing to remake the editorial and business leadership of the Wall Street Journal, and has now internally announced a few major editorial changes. Below is the memo just sent out. Robert Thomson, the editor of WSJ, wrote in his memo that the the paper has created a central news desk for “enhanced co-operation between print, web and Newswires journalists.” Also, it is creating three National, International and Enterprise teams which will report to Thomson. Also, starting July 7, Matt Murray will become National Editor, overseeing American general and corporate news, and Nikhil Deogun will become International Editor and directly oversee our global network of bureaus and correspondents. Mike Williams will preside over a broadened Page One, being responsible for investigative reporting, as well A-heds and leders, the memo mentioned. Also, Alan Murray will remain as Executive Editor of online, “which will have a more influential role at the heart of the reformed news structure, and becomes a Deputy Managing Editor,” the memo said.

The full memo, below:

From: Thomson, Robert
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:55 PM
To: WSJ All News Staff
Subject: Editorial leadership

Dear All,
I am pleased to announce significant changes to the editorial leadership of The Wall Street Journal, changes which will expedite decision-making and give increased authority and responsibility to reporters and bureau chiefs. These changes will take place in tandem with the creation of a central news desk that will allow significantly enhanced co-operation between print, web and Newswires journalists, in New York and around the world… More after the jump..

At the heart of our new structure will be a National, International and Enterprise Team, a triumvirate which will report directly to me and to whom the bureau chiefs will report. Effective July 7, Matt Murray will become National Editor, overseeing American general and corporate news, and Nikhil Deogun will become International Editor and directly oversee our global network of bureaus and correspondents. Mike Williams will preside over a broadened Page One, being responsible for investigative reporting, as well A-heds and leders. The troika, who will become Deputy Managing Editors, will sit close together in what could prosaically be called a

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