Gerard Baker introduces himself to staff at 'Journal,' says that 'outside the coasts' people love the editorials
One person at Friday's Town Hall asked whether Baker had given any thought to rejiggering the editorial page. He demurred, saying that he has no authorty over the opinion pages. But he said that the editorials often rank among the most-read content on wsj.com and joked that "outside of the coasts," people really love them.
In a staff memo, Baker named Deputy Managing Editor Alex Martin to the vacated Page One post, citing "his unstinting passion for the enterprise story" among other things.
A little more than a week after Dow Jones & Co. announced that about 25 jobs would be eliminated as part of a plan to make SmartMoney digital-only, the financial publisher is handing out yet more pink slips.
Approximately 25 staff positions for the print edition are being affected as part of the print magazine's closing, with those affected eligible to re-apply for open positions with SmartMoney.com and other openings within the company.
The move comes several months after former Bloomberg executive Lex Fenwick was named C.E.O. of Dow Jones, which publishes The Wall Street Journal and is owned by News. Corp.