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Dow Jones Re-org: Interview: Rich Zannino, CEO; Audio

[By Staci D. Kramer] Dow Jones CEO Richard Zannino made some time for a solo interview from his office late this afternoon. We covered a lot of ground in 20 minutes including the way the reorganization reflects on the company’s online strategy; the challenge of bringing the new Consumer Media Group’s operating margin from the depths to mid-teens; the value of MarketWatch to DJ; the decision to recast the company’s financial reports to match the new segments — and why he didn’t appoint a COO.

As if he didn’t have enough to deal with today, Zannino kindly agreed to take part in a recording experiment with Skype and a piece of software I’ve never used before as I tried to make do in a Seattle hotel room without my usual equipment. As a result, you don’t have to wait for me to pull quotes;
mp3logo1.gif you can download the audio here (21 min., 5 MB)