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Murphy, "Mark to Market" columnist for Dow Jones, dies

February 1, 2010


Here is the e-mail sent to the staff by Dow Jones Newswires managing editor Neal Lipschutz:

“It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Jim Murphy, our esteemed ‘Mark to Market’ columnist. His pointed and often humorous writing style, his broad range of knowledge and his love of the English language are just some of the attributes that made Jim a much-read columnist and treasured colleague.

“Our sympathies go out to Jim’s family, which includes his son and Newswires columnist, Max Murphy, and to Jim’s many friends at Dow Jones.

“Jim had an impressively long and varied career in business journalism. He joined Dow Jones in 1995. Among Jim’s achievements, he earned in 2003 a William R. Clabby Award for his outstanding work.

“Here’s a short quote from the 2003 nominating letter that does some justice to Jim’s writing. ‘His everyman voice strikes a chord with thousands of people around the world who follow his columns on Dow Jones Newswires, as attested by the feedback he receives from readers in Australia, Canada and throughout the U.S.'”

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