Topic: Dow Jones

Lex Fenwick Out as CEO of Dow Jones

News Corp CCO to replace him in the interim

Less than two years after joining Dow Jones as CEO and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, Lex Fenwick is leaving the company. According to a statement from News Corp CEO…

It's Official: AllThingsD Founders, Wall Street Journal Are Breaking Up

Tech brand stays with WSJ

Dow Jones on Thursday confirmed reports that have been swirling for some time: the popular tech news site All Things Digital and The Wall Street Journal are divorcing. “For years, Dow…

WSJ Offers Buyouts to Staff

Number of offers undetermined

Buyouts have been offered to employees of The Wall Street Journal and DowJones Newswires, Romenesko reported, citing a tip from an anonymous Journal staffer. The staffer said he was given one…

MarketWatch Lays Off Staff

Several longtime staffers let go

Add Dow Jones’ MarketWatch to the parade of media companies laying off staff lately. A spokeswoman for the business site confirmed it’s trimmed a number of its 90-person news staff. The rep…

News Corp. Names Outsider to Run Dow Jones

Lex Fenwick came from Bloomberg LP

News Corp. named Bloomberg LP executive Lex Fenwick as its new CEO of The Wall Street Journal parent Dow Jones & Co., ending a search that began after Les Hinton…

Dow Jones Launches a Wordnik-Powered Financial Dictionary

'Meaning discovery engine' will add words over time

Dow Jones-owned has launched a new tool to educate its readers about the world of personal finance—with help from online dictionary startup Wordnik. The site unveiled a new financial glossary with more…

Changes Coming to 'Wall Street Journal'

Broadsheet to add color, tweak design

The Wall Street Journal is about to get a new look, one that will bring more color to the traditionally staid business paper, and that could help it attract advertisers. This is…

'WSJ' Gets Readers' Opinions on Hacking

Survey asks subscribers about News Corp., Murdoch

The Wall Street Journal might have underplayed the massive impact of the News Corp. hacking scandal in several op-eds, but that doesn’t mean that the newspaper isn’t concerned with the…

Les Hinton

Dow Jones CEO Hinton Resigns

Announcement comes the same day Rebekah Brooks leaves company

Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton is resigning from his position, becoming the latest (and first American) casualty of the News Corp. phone hacking scandal. He was the executive chairman of…

After Layoffs, 'Pink Slip' Virus Hits Dow Jones

Timing prompts rumors of sabotage

Dow Jones has been battling the nasty “pink slip” computer virus all week. And its arrival just days after two dozen or so techs were laid off has led to speculation…