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WSJ shifting Asia ops to Singapore, layoffs occurring

May 2, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

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

Today we announced changes to the Asia operations of The Wall Street Journal.

Some of these changes are structural: We are bringing together our business, finance and economics coverage. Some are geographic: We are shifting our center of gravity in the region from Hong Kong to Singapore, as many of the companies we cover have done. Consequently, some of our colleagues, mostly in Hong Kong, will be leaving us. It is difficult to say goodbye, and I want to thank them for the contributions they have made to the Journal.

What will not change is our commitment to producing ambitious, agenda-setting journalism out of Asia.

At the core of these changes is the creation of a new business, finance and economics group. This united what had been separate teams under one banner with a common goal: Focus on the biggest money stories in Asia — the firs of China’s EV industry, the chip war, China Shock 2.0, the struggles of Hong Kong’s finance industry and China’s stunning property bust. The mandate of this group will be to break news and write ambitious and distinctive features, analysis and enterprise.

We are seeking an editor to lead the group. The position is based in Singapore.

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