Judge recommends trimming Dow Jones copyright lawsuit

A Texas judge has recommended that a copyright lawsuit filed by Wall Street Journal parent Dow Jones & Co. against an investment manager be trimmed because the company cannot claim damages for each article, reports Katryna Perera of Law360. Perera writes, “Harris, who has been a subscriber to the WSJ and Barron’s, another Dow Jones publication, […]

WSJ parent calls off proposed merger with Fox

News Corp., the parent of The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch.com, said in a statement on Tuesday that combining it and the Fox Corp., was “not optimal for shareholders of News Corp and Fox at this time,” reports Lauren Hirsch of the New York Times. Hirsch reports, “The boards of both media companies disclosed in October that […]

Dow Jones hires Fox from Consumer Reports for Buy Side from WSJ

Josh Stinchcomb, the chief revenue officer at Dow Jones & Co., sent out the following on Monday: Team, I am excited to announce that Jason Fox will be joining Dow Jones as SVP Commerce and General Manager of Buy Side starting February 8, 2023. In this role, Jason will oversee Buy Side, as well as our other […]

Layoffs occurring at Dow Jones

IAPE 1096, the union that represents business journalists at Dow Jones & Co. properties such as The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch.com, sent out the following on Wednesday: The union has been informed by Dow Jones management that the company intends to eliminate a number of positions today via layoff. At this time, the total […]

Bloomberg denies interest in Dow Jones, Washington Post

Axios reported last week that Michael Bloomberg had expressed interest in acquiring Dow Jones & Co., the parent of The Wall Street Journal, or The Washington Post. Here’s an official response to recent media reports and speculation: “There have been no conversations with anyone or either organization about an acquisition. The company has no interest […]

Bloomberg interested in Dow Jones or Washington Post

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is interested in acquiring either Wall Street Journal parent Dow Jones & Co. or The Washington Post, reports Mike Allen and Sara Fischer of Axios. Allen and Fischer report, “Bloomberg wants to expand his media empire and sees Dow Jones as his ideal fit, but he would buy the Post if Jeff Bezos were interested in selling, the source said. […]

Dow Jones CEO Latour’s message on new WSJ EIC Tucker

Dow Jones chief executive officer and Wall Street Journal publisher Almar Latour sent out the following on Monday: Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Emma Tucker has been named the next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, succeeding Matt Murray, who will take on new projects in a senior role at News Corp, […]

Dow Jones Newswires turns 125

Dow Jones & Co. CEO and Wall Street Journal publisher Almar Latour sent out the following to the staff: Colleagues, This month, we are celebrating the 125th anniversary of Dow Jones Newswires—a milestone worthy of reflection for what it represents in our company’s history and the promise it holds for our future. Today, our Newswires business plays […]

Dow Jones Newswires seeks an economics reporter in Barcelona

Dow Jones Newswires seeks a digitally proficient financial journalist to cover regional economies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The role involves covering economic indicators in the region, helping to plan and coordinate coverage ahead of time, then sending headlines and quickly writing the first stories and essential updates that provide professional investors with […]

News Corp CEO: We’re bundling WSJ, Barron’s and Investor’s Business

News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson made the following comments during its first quarter earnings conference call: In particular, a digital advertising at Dow Jones rose 11%, a noteworthy achievement in this complex environment. In fact, Q1 represents the ninth consecutive quarter of year-over-year digital ad growth at Dow Jones. In the past year, Dow Jones added 473,000 […]