A report from the WSJ special committee
The special committee that oversees editorial integrity at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires has issued a report.
In part, it reads: “As the scandal unfolded, we stepped up our efforts at Dow Jones. We have had candid, useful meetings with Robert Thomson, the editor, and other key editors, with the general counsel and the acting publisher of The Wall Street Journal. We have found them open to suggestions about steps to be taken to make sure that no issue of journalistic integrity lurks hidden and that the standards of Dow Jones are reinforced.
“Our discussions with these leaders continue. We will continue as well to be vigilant, talking to reporters and editors, monitoring coverage, making ourselves available to any staff journalist with even a suspicion of unethical conduct. That is why we exist.
“We are not apologists for the owners, nor do we constitute a Committee Against Change. We are meant to be monitors of journalistic integrity on behalf of the staff and, importantly, on behalf of this newspaper’s readers. We intend to continue to play just that role.”
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