Moody named WSJ standards & ethics editor
Wall Street Journal editor Matt Murray sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:
I’m delighted to share the news that Emma Moody will be the next Standards & Ethics Editor of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.
No single job is more important to our success than this one. Amid all the excellent work we produce in this demanding, divided, digital age, the standards editor and team are responsible for ensuring we always maintain the highest and most rigorous standards of fairness and integrity and are a model for ethical, fact-based news reporting in our industry. Standards is the collective conscience of the newsroom, and a central reason we are so trusted by readers.
Emma is the right person to pick up the baton from the invaluable Neal Lipschutz. She has been a pillar of our progress in driving coverage that is both newsy and deep. As an editor she combines keen news judgment, high standards and enthusiasm for ambitious journalism. In a series of senior roles, she has time and again demonstrated her abilities as a leader across the newsroom.
Emma most recently has been Deputy Chief News Editor, helping set the agenda for coverage and driving the biggest news stories of the day. Prior to that, she was Page One News Editor, charged with running The Wall Street Journal’s front-page news. She joined the Journal in 2009 as markets editor, then became deputy editor of Money & Investing before moving to the 6th floor in 2015.
Before coming to the Journal, Emma spent 13 years at Bloomberg News in various reporting and editing roles across markets and corporate news, including as Managing Editor for corporate news. She also spent time at The Australian in Sydney and The Advertiser, in Adelaide, Australia.
Emma grew up in wine country and is a graduate of the University of South Australia. She will report to me—marking Australia’s return to the news masthead—but needless to say, will work for us all. Please join me in congratulating her, and in thanking her for taking on this important role.