The Wall Street JournalÂ announced Wednesday two key appointments for its global opinion content.
Bret Stephens has been appointed deputy editorial page editor for the international opinion pages, effective immediately. He will be responsible for the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal Europe and Asia, both print and online, as well as the Far Eastern Economic Review and the columnists on foreign affairs. He will remain a member of the Journal editorial board and also continue to write his weekly Global View column. He will report to Paul Gigot, editor of the Journal’s Editorial Page. Stephens succeeds Melanie Kirkpatrick, who recently retired after 29 years with the Journal.
Brian Carney, also a member of the editorial board, has been named editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, a role in which he previously served from 2004 to 2005. He is relocating to London and will supervise the Journal’s European opinion coverage in for the print and online editions. Carney will report to Mr. Stephens.
“Brian and Bret bring years of experience to their coverage of international economics, finance and politics,” said Gigot in a statement. “They also share the Journal’s philosophy on the importance of promoting free markets and democratic values, which offers readers a contrast to the general media consensus that supports larger government, higher taxes, and more regulation of the global economy.”
Stephens has served as a member of the editorial board since 2004 and took over the Global View column, focusing on international affairs, in 2006.
Carney has served as a member of the editorial board since 2005, based in New York, and has written extensively on financial markets and business.