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Inside the coming WSJ shakeup

March 14, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Emma Tucker

Lachlan Cartwright of The Daily Beast writes about the pending shakeup at The Wall Street Journal under new editor in chief Emma Tucker.

Cartwright writes, “In an address to roughly 30 staffers in the San Francisco bureau last Tuesday, Tucker indicated she’s been unimpressed by the Journal’s current audience data and has begun a thorough content review to get a sense of which stories are being read and how, multiple attendees told us. Under the Tucker regime, expect to see less live-blogging in favor of broader news and analysis.

“Furthermore, sources told us, Tucker intends to slash the paper’s laborious and time-consuming internal bureaucracy required to publish stories on page one—a major source of irritation for reporters at the Journal, we’re told.

“The former Sunday Times editor was quizzed by staffers at the meeting about layoff rumors and while her response was “vague” Tucker did say she hopes cuts would be delayed a few months while she settles into the gig. Such murmurs come as the Journal quietly offers buyouts to staffers who’ve clocked 35 or more years of service, Confider has learned. Tucker was also grilled about diversity and said she thinks the Journal is doing a better job than her previous employer.”

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