Dow Jones CEO Lewis is leaving the company
Will Lewis is stepping down as chief executive of Dow Jones & Co., the parent of The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch.com and Barron’s, reports Anna Nicolau and Mark DiStefano of the Financial Times.
Nicolau and DiStefano report, “The British media executive is leaving ‘amicably’ from the company, according to people with knowledge of the decision. Mr Lewis did not respond to requests for comment.
“Mr Lewis has held the top job at the News Corp-owned financial news and data group since 2014, where he has also served as publisher of the Wall Street Journal, guiding the newspaper through an industry-wide shift towards online readership. Dow Jones, which includes its news wire and Barron’s, has reached 3.5m digital subscribers, including 2m for the Wall Street Journal, the company reported in February.
“In 2006, Mr Lewis became the youngest ever editor of the Daily Telegraph, where he oversaw the newspaper’s investigation into MP parliamentary expenses. He joined the Murdoch family-owned newspapers in 2010 as the general manager of News Group International.”
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