Steiger will leave WSJ at end of 2007
Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger will retire from the paper by the end of 2007, the New York Post’s Keith Kelly wrote Tuesday, and he expects a successor to be named sometime in the spring.
Kelly wrote, “Once that person is named, Steiger is expected to serve in an advisory role until he leaves at year-end.
“Word of Steiger’s departure date came on the same day that he and WSJ publisher Gordon Crovitz unveiled a sweeping redesign for the Journal that trims three inches from the width and will save some $18 million a year in newsprint costs. The redesigned paper hits newsstands Jan. 2.
“E.S. “Jim” Browning, a reporter who is heading the negotiating committee for the International Association of Publishing Employees, the largest union inside Dow Jones, said staffers ‘worry that the bean counters are treating Paul Steiger as a lame duck, since everyone knows he is being replaced in a few months.'”
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