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WSJ deputy editors Lipschutz, Anders are departing

May 25, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Wall Street Journal editor in chief Emma Tucker sent out the following on Thursday:

Dear All,

Neal Lipschutz

I am writing to share the news that Neal Lipschutz and Jason Anders will be leaving their positions as Deputy Editors in Chief after many years of distinguished service to The Wall Street Journal.

Neal is retiring after more than 41 years in a variety of news roles at Dow Jones Newswires and the Journal. Neal joined the company in 1982 as a national copy reader for Dow Jones Capital Markets Report. He went on to hold a series of news management roles of increasing responsibility at Newswires when it was a standalone news operation with hundreds of reporters and editors around the world. He was named Managing Editor of Newswires in 2005 and served as top editor for the group for a number of years. In 2011, he received a SABEW Best in Business award for his Newswires columns.

In 2013, Neal was named the Journal’s standards and ethics editor, leading the standards team and helping review and edit some of the Journal’s most ambitious coverage. He also managed standards training for the global news staff and worked on ethics issues with senior managers across Dow Jones. In January 2019, Neal was named Deputy Editor in Chief of the Journal, with broad responsibilities in news.

Jason Anders

Jason joined us more than 25 years ago at what was then quaintly known as The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, when our print and digital newsrooms were still separate. He became one of our first digital reporters, writing about the early days of online investing, and went on to cover technology and politics from New York and Washington before becoming Technology Editor. He moved into a series of leadership positions as we became a single, digital-focused newsroom, and has been a key driver of the Journal’s digital evolution ever since.

Jason spent several years on Page One, where he oversaw the day’s biggest news and shepherded some of the Journal’s most important enterprise projects, before becoming Business Editor and leading that core coverage area. Jason was named our first Chief News Editor, overseeing all coverage at the Journal, before being promoted to his current post as Deputy Editor in Chief, where he has had broad responsibility across the newsroom. Jason is also a founding leader of Pride@DJ, and has worked over the years to support LGBTQ employees across Dow Jones.

A new deputy editor will be announced in due course. Meanwhile, please join me in thanking Neal and Jason for their brilliant work at the Journal and wishing them the very best for the future.


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