Dow Jones Special Committee Endorses Gerard Baker as New Editor

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Dow Jones Special Committee has approved 
the appointment of Gerard Baker to succeed Robert Thomson as editor-in-chief 
and managing editor of the Wall Street Journal. The committee and Mr. Thomson 
began consultation on the appointment several weeks ago. 
The committee has closely followed the work of Mr. Baker, formerly U.S. editor 
and a columnist for the Times of London, as well as economics correspondent 
for the BBC and the Financial Times, since he joined the Journal in early 2009 
and has met with him numerous times.  Mr. Thomson informed the committee early 
of his intention to appoint Mr. Baker to succeed him, giving the committee 
time to hold discussions with a variety of key Dow Jones journalists. It also 
interviewed Mr. Baker, who assured the committee of his commitment to the 
Journal's ethical standards and to the continued clear separation of news and 
opinion within the newspaper and Dow Jones Newswires. 
Confident that he will uphold the traditions that have earned the Journal its 
stature, the five-member committee unanimously endorsed Mr. Baker's 
The committee was formed when News Corp. purchased Dow Jones in 2007. Its 
charter gives it the responsibility for monitoring the adherence of The Wall 
Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires to the highest ethical and professional 
standards. Appointment of the managing editor and the editorial page editor 
require approval by the committee. 
Thomas J. Bray, chair   Lou Boccardi   Jack Fuller Nicholas Negroponte   Susan 
Thomas J. Bray, chair, Dow Jones Special Committee, +1-406-586-1112 
SOURCE: Dow Jones Special Committee 
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