The Wall Street Journal and the future of journalism

Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and editor-in-chief of Dow Jones, will discuss the changing landscape of American journalism, global competition and the changes at the WSJ under Rupert Murdoch’s ownership at Baruch College on Monday, May 11.

The discussion is hosted by the Department of Journalism as part of its annual publication celebration for Dollars & Sense, Baruch’s magazine of business and society.

Before joining the WSJ in December 2007, Mr. Thomson was editor of The Times of London, where he presided over a significant expansion of its readership in print and on the Web. He also served as editor of the U.S. edition of the Financial Times as it undertook a major expansion in the U.S. market.

Early in his career, Mr. Thomson, a native of Australia, was a foreign correspondent who covered the rise and fall of the “bubble economy” in Japan and the economic and social reforms in China, including the crackdown in Tiananmen Square.

The discussion will be held at Newman Conference Center, 7th floor, beginning with a brief reception at 5:30. All are welcome. No RSVP is necessary.

For further information, please contact Glenda Hydler at Glenda.hydler@baruch.cuny.edu  or  646-312-3974.


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