OLD Media Moves

Wheatcroft named editor of WSJ Europe

June 16, 2009

Confirming reports in the British media last week, The Wall Street Journal named Patience Wheatcroft as the editor of its Europe edition on Tuesday.

Wheatcroft will be based in London and report to Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Journal and editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Co. From next month, she will oversee the transition to an integrated London newsroom, with the relocation of the Journal Europe’s editorial and online teams from Brussels.

“The time has come for the Journal to take on the European market, in print and online. We have a world-class reporting presence in Europe and an unrivalled international business news franchise,” said Thomson in a statement. “The combination of these assets and Patience’s extensive experience in media and business will make the Journal a formidable force in Europe.”

Wheatcroft added, in a statement, “I’m thrilled to be joining the world’s finest business newspaper, and to help lead the charge in Europe. I’m particularly excited about the additional strengths an integrated London newsroom will bring to what is already a phenomenal brand.”

The Journal launched a dedicated European web site earlier this year edited by Neil McIntosh, and is soon to announce a new management team for Europe under the leadership of publisher Andrew Langhoff.

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