Dow Jones & Co. CEO Almar Latour sent out the following:
We’re pleased to share that Matthew Hutchison is appointed Chief Communications Officer for Dow Jones.
Matthew will oversee our corporate communications at a time of significant change and sharp digital growth at Dow Jones, making it more important than ever to share our story with clarity, consistency and purpose, both internally and externally. In addition, he will help develop the strategy for our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.
Matthew has a strong background in media and tech, having had communications roles at Apple, CBS, Dell, MTV/Viacom and, most recently, Forbes, where he served as Chief Communications Officer. His digital-first thinking—combined with a unique blend of media, technology and consumer messaging experience—makes him an ideal fit for Dow Jones as we press forward in our ambition to be the most impactful business and finance media company.
Colleen Schwartz, SVP External Communications, who, along with the entire communications team, has so ably led our communications efforts through an exceptional period of success, disruption and transformation, will report to Matthew. I want to thank Colleen in particular for her leadership during this interim period.
Matthew’s first day will be May 24. He will be based in New York and will report to me. Please join me in welcoming him to Dow Jones.