Thompson to run Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal

Times editor Robert Thomson is to become publisher of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones after the takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s News International is finalised next week.

Business editor James Harding will replace Thomson at the Times and Les Hinton, executive chairman of News International, will become chief executive at Dow Jones.

James Murdoch, is to take on an expanded role as chairman and chief executive of News Corp Europe and Asia, based in London – making him favourite to succeed Peter Chernin running News Corp. FT video comment.

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